[PLUG] Anyone using / can advise on FreeBSD/NetBSD?

Amarendra Godbole amarendra.godbole at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 23:24:56 PDT 2011


On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Amarendra Godbole
<amarendra.godbole at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
>> I don't intend to start any BSD/Linux or anything vs anything flame.
>>
>> There is ample material on such comparison on the web some of which I
>> have browsed through.
>>
>> If somebody has used any of the BSD systems (FreeBSD or NetBSD), I'd have
>> just liked to know the experience with them, any significant advantages or
>> pain areas felt etc.
>>
>> I am a largely command line user, never use any feature rich desktop
>> manager. I use a regular x86 desktop computer / laptop. For such a usage
>> profile and hardware, which flavor of BSD will be good to use?
> [...]
>
> I use OpenBSD (and nothing else). Have been using it for about 4 yrs.
> now, and it does everything what I want it to do. I know you don't
> have it in the above list, but since it is a "secure sibling" of the
> BSDs' you mention, I thought you may be interested. If you want to run
> a "secure" machine, OpenBSD is for you. Some interesting features (I
> am not going to bore you with common stuff, but things that make it
> stand out):
> * installs in 10 minutes flat on a standard laptop/desktop - most
> painless install if you give it the entire disk.
> * runs in "secure by default" mode, which enables only ssh, and
> disables remote root logins (the ps ax listing occupies less than 1
> terminal page).
[...]

Oh, and missed one very important point:
* OpenBSD is not determined to dominate the world, and fast.

-Amarendra



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