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    Post Net? Free? Open? What BSD

    What BSD Is best.

    I have tried all 3 now and I would have to say "I don't have a clue"

    I have however gone to the trouble of downloading them all.

    www.freebsd.com
    www.netbsd.org
    www.openbsd.com

    The Total for this download is 1.4GB (Scary eh)

    At the suggestion of other AO site members (Jinx - ZoneWalker) I have made this available on DVD-R at the price of 10 including delivery.

    This is to cover the blank DVD Envelope and Postage. (Not Making Profit)

    I am prepared to leave this on my site for a week. (takes flippin ages to burn the DVD and I don't wank to have to keep looking out the original)

    I know this was covered in another forum earlier this week but I feel It should have a fresh one so people can leave a little feedback to confirm receipt of DVDs etc.

    I also feel it would be good to cover everyones experiences with each BSD

    The Site : http://itdepartment.0catch.com

    So the question remains What BSD is Best ?

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    heh so your selling BSD distros ? and your in glasgow and only a tenner PM me
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    NON PROFIT BEING STRESSED

    It took me ages to download all these ISOs.

    I wouldn't want anyone else to suffer the same.

    IT kept breaking at 400 mb on one of them.

    The idea is to benefit the community not line my pockets.

    P.S any money left over will be spent on pizza.

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    why not just contribute by paying the ISO/DVD from the maintainers? personally, i do like working with freebsd.

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    You Don't get all 3.

    O.K I will split the change from these between the 3 maintainers.

    3 gone so far.

    The idea was that it saves 3 seperate downloads or purchasing 3 seperate CD Sets

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    Re: Net? Free? Open? What BSD

    Originally posted here by mark_boyle2002

    www.freebsd.com
    www.netbsd.org
    www.openbsd.com

    So the question remains What BSD is Best ?
    And as usuall, the right answer is... depends!

    (This info can be found pretty much anywhere BSD related, but in short...)
    FreeBSD: x86 optimised (faster), easier install and somewhat more friendlier, huge port tree/package, supports SMP, great for fast web servers and desktops...

    NetBSD: runs on anything!, supports SMP (limited I believe though (biglock?)), too me, it does feel like NetBSD lacks direction, it really just feels like "general purpose".

    OpenBSD: Security oriented (paranoid really ); great security features like secure by default installs (minimalist install), propolice (buffer overflow detection/protection, very little suid progs, chroot everything possible..., rather unfriendly install (to newbies) and manual patching/administration (source patches and builds), doesn't support SMP (will run but not use second (or more) processor(s). Great for secure network services (firewall ("pf": awesome firewall), ssh, www, dns, mail, routing...) and makes a good secure desktop too.

    This is pretty much the classic answer...


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    Just finished downloading REDHAT (Shrike)
    Just Finished Downloading College Linux

    I will update my page with the same shortly.

    PM me if your intrested,

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    I have almost every distro and I keep them in case any friends want them for the cost of the CD-R's. Full OS's for less than a few bucks. Sometimes, I just give them away. Ahhhh the beauty of open source....

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    Talking

    I would say freebsd it runs alot faster and is very stable

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    Originally posted here by DeadAddict
    I would say freebsd it runs alot faster and is very stable
    Hmm...that might not be an accurate statement. In the hands of a good administrator, each one of those distros can run at blazingly fast speeds. Performance is not just in the hands of the OS creators. It is in the hands of the administrators to tailor each distribution to his/her needs on site. With proper streamlining even Windows can become a lean, mean, servin' machine.

    That being said, I would say that FreeBSD is probably the best bet for many simply because it has a larger support base than the other open source BSD's. You'll find a bigger community using FreeBSD, and the last time I looked FreeBSD had the largest ports tree compared to the other two. Beyond that, I haven't seen any one feature from any distro that screams out over any other.
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