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FreeBSD: an O.S. - Has anyone any experience with it ? Answered

I was curious if anyone out there had any experience with FreeBSD an O.S. for X86 based machines?

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ll.13

12 years ago

from all my experience with Linux the best distros I have used are Pardus, ReSu (currently only in Portuguese) and fluxbuntu (ubuntu with fluxbox GUI) and Kubuntu, I find KDE the nicest and easiest to work with, this is used with Pardus, ReSu, and Kubuntu.

Ubuntu has the Gnome X windows system, it's OK but I find it not-too-amazing.

Fluxbuntu is just plain awesome, but it doesn't have a taskbar for a menu, it's accessed by right-click.

http://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/
http://www.kubuntu.org/those are my best recommendations.

also http://www.distrowatch.org is a good website for updates of the distros.

-my $.03 from a lot of days wasted mucking around with linux. and a huge amount of CD's used. ;)

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Goodhartll.13

Reply 12 years ago

Thank you. I will definitely be looking into this further.

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NachoMahma

12 years ago

. From what little I've used Linux, I'd go with Ubuntu. The install is super easy and it will handle setting up for dual-boot. The most user-friendly Linux I've run into.

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, I was leaning that way, especially since I have a live boot disc with Ubuntu on it.

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westfw

12 years ago

I installed FreeBSD 2.0 once upon a time. And note that MacOSX is closer to FreeBSD in lineage than it is to linux... (My general impression is that FreeBSD hasn't focused as much on making unix "friendly: to windows users, and there are very few commercial applications that are for freeBSD. But if you want a unix system or server, it should be OK...)

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Goodhartwestfw

Reply 12 years ago

So, do you think it is a possible candidate for a multi-boot system or not recommended for that ?

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westfwGoodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Gee, I'd use it. But I do most of my "work" in B&W xterm and emacs windows. And I like the BSD license over GPL...

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LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

I prefer fedora core (currently running 5). You could always try a live cd to see if you like it. If it is dual boot make sure you install the other os first (windows will wipe any thing out), or use two seperate hard drives. Good luck and welcome to the open source community!

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GoodhartLinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks, I believe I will be going slowly along these lines (the last thing I need to do is make the "other half" furious by making our computer into a boat anchor LOL I have been a user of both FireFox, Thunderbird, a and Flock for awhile now.

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Goodhart

12 years ago

LOL Thanks, I have seen this OS around for awhile but have never heard of anyone "in person" that used it.

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guyfrom7up

12 years ago

bump! cause it's goodhart