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Posted on 02-05-07 16:25
what are the main differences between linux and BSD?
what are the advantages and dissadvantages of each?(relative to each other, dont start talking about macs...)

are there any bsd users here who wanna share their experiences?

i havent had any exposure to BSD and have no experience with it, but i'd like to learn more about it.../see if its worth getting

i am familiar with windows, macs and ubuntu and fedora...

also please dont make this too distro specific but keep it more general otherwise it'll be pointless.



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Posted on 02-05-07 18:37
BSD is Unix, for starters.



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Posted on 02-05-07 19:29
Google search...I found this in 3 sec from google:
http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/bsd4linux1.php
THat should have ALL the information anyone can stand to read for long enough.
And that article is very biased (pro-BSD) however, if you dont think about him constantly saying "BSD IS BETTER" in very hidden ways, there is a ton of realistic information in there that you can get alot out of.
For the record, I prefer Linux to BSD, Linux is more Hacker-oriented (hacker as in coder and random stuff put together to fix problems...not as in web hacker, or hellboundHackers) so it is more accommodating to random bits of code inserted here or there, and BSD is more uniform and orderly (you may like it that way)
Either way, have fun deciding, and exhaust at least 4 pages of google search before posting...not a rule, but I really like to use it a a general rule of thumb for me.


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Posted on 02-05-07 21:23
Linux pro: Easy, good looking, large community, getting more and more user friendly, large selection of software
BSD pro: Stable, secure, effecient,

Linux con: Many varieties to choose from, less stable and secure (generally speaking, though it can certainly be hardened.)
BSD con: Can be hard to set up and configure, though many groups are working on changing this. Forums, tutorials, howto's and such will expect you to know how to compile from source (make, make install, blah blah blah).

If this is your first shot at a non-comercial operating system, I'd recomend linux, Ubuntu perhaps, or backtrack if you want something more security specific.
However, if you're really curious about BSD, you can try one of the desktop, liveCD distro's like FreeBSD or OliveBSD.

ps.
Being a 'hacker' on BSD must be interesting. So few bugs are released, so practice must be difficult. But if you really delve into the source, it is said to be some of the most secure and stable code in the world.