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dasalvagg
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 11:08 pm    Post subject: bsd and linux Reply with quote

i just switched to gentoo from mandrake and it got me thinking what other os i would like to try. BSD came to mind....how does that compare to linux? i've heard more stable, but is it faster? any other benifits?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just say that *BSD are just yet another Unices. It's not more or less stable that any Linux. The stability depends on what packages you agree to install or not.... but btw, I do prefer Linux. and you? btw2: is anything faster than gentoo? well every performance depends on how it got compiled :P

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a lot of people who like FreeBSD because of the ports system and because it is considered to be really stable. I don't really think those hold all that much weight for me though because they are highly debatable topics. I also know a few people who like OpenBSD because its default install is very secure. I kinda like the idea of a really secure system, but I'm not all that interested in being forced to keep on the lookout for the absolute latest patches. It's a sad world we live in. :cry: I do like the documentation on securing gentoo and I think that gentoo could be a very secure system since it's a source distrobution and basically built from the ground up. I don't know if that would make it better than OpenBSD though because there's a lot of work involved in creating it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another (older) post that you might be interested in. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, i'll prolly have to take a look into it, maybe install it on another computer in my house. appreciate it =}
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