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    Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    Ok how about FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu make some war about good/bad things
    Do you really belive windows BS? Try linux use something fresh not something old and refurbished!!

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    I am moving this thread to Other OS Talk.

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    Thx
    Do you really belive windows BS? Try linux use something fresh not something old and refurbished!!

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    How about "Apples vs. Oranges" next?

    I can't really see a winner of this debate, because Ubuntu is designed for less capable users and FreeBSD is designed for speed and reliability. They are good at completely different things.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    I have used FreeBSD off and on quite a bit, and personally, I definately prefer a Debian-based Linux distro over FreeBSD any day.

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    How about "Apples vs. Oranges" next?
    As you wish: Apples and Oranges

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Brunellus View Post
    Lol! I will save that link for the next KDE-Gnome debate

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    Linux was written from scratch. BSD in general was designed as a free Unix replacement. However, they are similar, such as both can use the same desktop environment (gnome, kde), apps are similar, etc.

    The packaging system is different though. In Linux, you have tar.bz2, tar.gz, rpm, & deb. In FreeBSD, you either compile from source using the ports (very similar to gentoo & portage) or use the .tbz for binary.

    So which is better? That greatly depends on your needs. If you plan on using your system on a desktop environment, Linux has the advantage with flash, games, ease-of-use, but BSD is known for better stability, making it an ideal choice for server. Of course, both platforms perform well on any side so it's really up to the user.

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    Re: Ok now FreeBSD vs. Ubuntu :)

    PC-BSD makes a great desktop OS, unless you want to use Wine, Cedega or Crossover Office, due to Wine having been basically written for the Linux kernel.

    PC-BSD has the .pbi install method as well as access to all the FreeBSD ports, you can also run Linux software with no speed penalty.

    PC-BSD is still very young, but it is already good enough to be my major OS these days.

    I use Edgy for Cedega & Guild Wars.

    [Edit:] I just upgraded to Feisty for Guild Wars, & it works like a charm!
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    Once loaded, BSD seems to work just as well as Ubuntu. I use both. I work with IRIX and Red Hat at work. BSD and Ubuntu are far superior! BSD (except for PCBSD) is a little more involved in setting up. For me, that is the point and the fun of it. Good command line practice for me at home, so I can appear to be credible in front of my clients.

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