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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. #41

    i agree with both of u.
    Actually I was the only one in class to run UNIX and make assignments on UNIX. The demos were ofcourse taken on Linux (as none of the Lab comps run UNIX except those with the research guys) and all other people made assignments on Linux as well.

    It was just that in the begining of the course I thought that it would be wise to install UNIX and make assignments on it (I did not know then that UNIX and Linux would behave the same for me). But after that I thought...hmmm I gave so much time to i gotta use it. (pretty sucking feeling when u know u have not done anything special).

    And frankely speaking, I have still not found how is Linux different from UNIX...
    "There is no sixth rule"
    --Rob Pike
    Registered Linux User: 400426 home page

  2. #42
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    I am currently using PC-BSD, which is FreeBSD based. I am accustomed to using linux, (redhat,mandrake,DSL,Suse), so this is my first leap into BSD distributions. it seems kind of idiot proof to me, but usable for me to check out for the time being. I tried FreeBSD and NetBSD on my laptop, but couldn't get X-windowing to work, and i am not proficient enough to use command line only. But so far I am pleased with it.

    -Eric Jennings-

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    Hello, I have been using PC-BSD on my desktop machine for a couple of weeks now, and I have been pretty pleased with it. I am much more used to Linux, and it major distributions, (mandrake, suse, redhat). I just spend some time getting FreeBSD to work on my laptop. It is an IBM Thinkpad 390x. Celeron 300mhz, 256mb ram, 4.5 gb hard drive. Not quite a powerhouse... but.. it has been my testing machine, to look at different linux distributions and unix distributions. It took me several installations to get FreeBSD 6.1 working on my machine, and quite a bit of self teaching, to get x-windowing to work, with a decent window manager, and have had some problems, with space, having only 4.5 gb hard drive, I got a little carried away with the ports system. I have it working, using X, with windowmaker, and have got firefox, sylpheed, gaim, and a few other things installed at this point. Anyone know a way to see what my free disk space is? I am still teaching myself everything in FreeBSD, so I haven't come across it yet. All in all, i love FreeBSD!!!


  6. #45
    Norcal_linux: to check your free disk space on all your mounts:
    df -h
    to check how much disk usage in a particular folder:
    du -h

    i use freebsd on my compaq armada v300 laptop. 500mhz celeron, 512mb ram, 5gb hd. i use it for a shell server for my friends to screen irssi on, and also for testing stuff like apache/lighttpd/mysql/postgre/etc before trying it out on my gentoo vps or freebsd dedicated.

    <3 fbsd

  7. #46
    Well I have 3 older machines with FreeBSD on them. AMD K6-II 466mhz, FreeBSD just helps keep them running fast. Then on my main computer I have both FreeBSD and Slackware 11, and I'm thinking of just going back to only FreeBSD because of the Ports and the good documentation.

  8. #47
    I'm a "native" FreeBSD user (I use it everywhere, laptop, desktop, production servers for web hosting, home-made cluster, etc.). Now I have to make the leap to Linux because of my job. I have to get used to Red Hat Enterprise. So far, it's very similar but I miss the ports tree in FreeBSD . I think that all OSes are pretty good for what they were designed for.

  9. #48
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    I've used freeBSD before in the past as a desktop and openBSD as a firewall/router/webserver. Currently at work we are running 10 or so freeBSD servers that mainly do dhcp, proxy, traffic monitoring or device monitoring. We also have an openBSD box that is used as our supplimental firewall.

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