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Hi all, I still consider myself a Linux newbie but I am always eager to try new things. In September, I may have the chance to start a server (most ...
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    BSD as a file server


    Hi all,

    I still consider myself a Linux newbie but I am always eager to try new things. In September, I may have the chance to start a server (most likely file but might be ftp) for me and my housemates. I was wondering if FreeBSD (I happen to have a copy so I would most likely go with it) would be a good choice. Am I going to notice a big difference in using BSD over Linux? Any tips or pointers?

    Thanks in advance,
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    there are a few differences between linux and fbsd.. if you're not very strong in the commandline area, i would suggest learning the console a bit before attempting fbsd.. most of the differences between the two are file/device names and changes in location.. also, bsd's base system is all developed concurrently, and released as one release.. it's not as disjointed as gnu/linux development..

    so, basically, if you know a bit about the commandline, can read the handbook and manpages, and aren't afraid to try something new, go ahead and use fbsd.
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    Thanks for the responses everyone,

    I am willing to get my hands "dirty" and prepared to get down to knowing a BSD flavour. I am kinda busy now but I will take a look at that website sometime soon to get a better understanding of BSD for myself.

    Thanks again,
    Bryan
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