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    is bsb any different to linux, i mthinking of trying it, what is it like, can u use kde etc etc helpful links would help

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    And yes, you can run KDE flawlessly on FreeBSD (at least as flawlessly as KDE runs on any other system ). FreeBSD can be configured to be as usable of a desktop system as any Linux distro can (keyword: "configured" - don't expect it to be preconfigured like many Linux distros are).

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    i see a big difference, but i cant really explain what those differences are! :P
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    Is compatability (with linux) much of an issue? If my main reason for using linux is trying something new and useful, should I use BSD? And finally, how is the package management and is it a problem to find stuff for it?

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    The package manager? problem? don't think so. From what I heard, ports includes about 11 000 packages. But this is ports, the automaticly-compile-an-install-package-manager, from what I heard you also CAN use a binary packagemanager (pkg_add or somethin), but I dunno how many packages is available in binary.

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    The main different is in:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    The package manager? problem? don't think so. From what I heard, ports includes about 11 000 packages. But this is ports, the automaticly-compile-an-install-package-manager, from what I heard you also CAN use a binary packagemanager (pkg_add or somethin), but I dunno how many packages is available in binary.
    Anything major that's in ports can be found in a package format, to be installed via pkg_add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    don't expect it to be preconfigured like many Linux distros are).
    Many see this is a plus more than a minus.

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