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OK, so who uses FreeBSD?

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Now that this is a Unix forum, I guess this isn''t too offtopic I''m curious as to how many people out there develop under FreeBSD. Anyone?

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Martee, this isn''t in the least bit offtopic

I''ve never had the opportunity to use FreeBSD, but I plan to be doing some significant OS research in the near future as I start messing around with homebrew embedded devices... I''ll be sure to post both my findings and musings here.

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I''ve used it from time to time at a few jobs.

It''s just another BSD based *nix. BSD''s have a reputation for tight programming though and security.

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Nope, never tried it. I''d like to give it a shot here pretty soon though when I start messing around with an old Pentium 133 I have. I''d like to make it into a fileserver or something, and I may get BSD on it to try it out.

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FreeBSD!!! Probably my favorite of the free unix-like environments. Mainly because of its networking abilities.

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Ooops, the AP message above was mine.



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Hi,

Well the installing was a little weird in the beginning but I love freebsd now. Although it doesn''t have the huge support and packages which linux has, on the whole it seens to be a sturdy OS.

Well given a choice of freebsd or linux, I would rather go with freebsd but of course it also depends on the nature of use.

I am glad I can say I use freebsd & linux for development :-)

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I would recommend FreeBSD for network infrastructure, and Linux for applications. Since applications are more likely to require customized configurations and respond to a wider variety of situations (network protocols don''t permit much discrepancy), this works perfectly - even in tandem.

On a related note, where do you all see the various *nixes developing most? I think the desktop computing paradigm, while still very popular and strong, has its days numbered and the unices - particularly Linux - will see an explosion in use as we shift to "invisible computing" (voice recognition, text-to-speech, natural language synthesis, distributed computing, etc).

Opinions?

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quote:
Original post by flame_warrior
Although it doesn''t have the huge support and packages which linux has, on the whole it seens to be a sturdy OS.

That''s the only reason I haven''t given it (any BSD, that is) a try yet. If I ever set up a server box I''ll be able to give one of them a try since it won''t be needed for desktop-like usage.

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I am LEARING FreeBSD.. OpenBSD is prety cool, but FreeBSD''s site has iso''s to download and burn so you don''t have to install from ftp.. can you remember ftp.mirrors3.someplace.net/pub/....? I can''t.

Since *NIX has came a cool open developer''s choice,I''m looking into it.

The "Free" FreeBSD Handbook comes in handy, but it''s over 510 pages of text!


BTW if anyone knows how to build a NAT router.. please help me out =)
I cannot find the kernel options file.

THANKS!

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