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  • FreeBSD

    45 62.50%
  • OpenBSD

    12 16.67%
  • NetBSD

    3 4.17%
  • Darwin/MacOS X

    2 2.78%
  • DragonFlyBSD

    1 1.39%
  • BSDi

    0 0%
  • FreeSBIE

    1 1.39%
  • ClosedBSD

    0 0%
  • PicoBSD

    0 0%
  • Other (please post)

    8 11.11%
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Thread: Which *BSD?

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  1. #21
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    Oct 2004

    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Yes, DragonFlyBSD does indeed look interesting. Just don't expect the maturity level of the 3 major BSDs (Free, Open, Net) from it - DragonFly is still in heavy development, even though they're at version 1.0 now.

    Have fun.

    Thanks, I'll definately keep that in mind, when I get a bsd machine scrounged together I'll probably dual it with free bsd, to have a more stable platform alongside,

    can't wait to give her a go!
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    because ports aggravated me and i don't like cvsup. mainly because i don't like cvsup.
    Just out of curiousity, what problems did you have with cvsup.?

    I realize emerge --sync is a lot easier than all the stuff you have to do to get cvsup working initially, but once everything is setup with cvsup (editing ports-supfile and the initial portsdb) it's essentially as easy as the Portage method. Plus you're running software ported specifically to FreeBSD that works (almost) all the time and is supported.

  3. #23
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    Sep 2003
    Knoxhell, TN
    oh, and did i mention i'm a lazy f***er that likes a challenge?
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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  5. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    oh, and did i mention i'm a lazy f***er that likes a challenge?
    Ah I see.

    I read in a book somewhere an alternative to cvsup, but I don't remember what it was and whether or not it was really worth it. I think it had something to do with not having a lot of bandwidth, but I don't know. I'll get back to you on that.

  6. #25

    Red face Desktop-BSD

    But I can't get my blamed printer to work. See this post:

  7. #26
    Banned jan1024188's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    I've got PC-BSD
    its pretty cool but i dont use it....

  8. #27
    Linux User netstrider's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    South Africa
    I've also got PC-BSD, it looks awesome. I'm going to install it later today...

  9. #28
    Just Joined! monday90's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    United Kingdom
    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    I've got PC-BSD
    its pretty cool but i dont use it....
    I also use PC-BSD prior to that my only experience of BSD was FreeBSD 5.4. My main requirement is for a desktop OS, PC-BSD seems to be best suited to that.

  10. #29
    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    I read in a book somewhere an alternative to cvsup
    Portsnap maybe?

    Personally, I like cvsup fine.

    I've been using FreeBSD (6.0-RELEASE, 6.1-RELEASE) as my primary workstations for over a year - very happy with it.

  11. #30
    Linux Enthusiast KenJackson's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Maryland, USA


    I'm running NetBSD on my downstairs PC (the secondary machine) and I'm going to switch the FreeBSD machine at work to NetBSD when I get to it.

    I like NetBSD over FreeBSD for several reasons:
    • NetBSD's thrust is toward equally excellent execution on all platforms,
    • The name pkgsrc is much more logical than ports (ports are platforms),
    • I just don't like having a devil for a mascot and symbol, no matter how cute,
    • Functionality seems to be similar to FreeBSD, so there is no downside that I can see.

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