i have tried a pair of bsd variants in the past but not for so long. i have more than one old computer which i use to betatest distributions on so i uninstall and install often. i however would like to have a permanent bsd install on one of them. i have tried pc-bsd 7.0 but i did not find that very easy to relate to. i have had desktop bsd installed a couple of times (version 1.6) which i like. i have tried freebsd once but it was not easy to install so i almost regret i deleted that in favor for a linux beta distro. i have a openbsd boxset i must admit i simply cant figure out how to install.
what i would like to ask from given experience level what distribution of bsd would you recommend. i use computers for simple things as a casual user. and i also learn unix programming from books as a hobby so this is my primary use for it.
thanks for reading this and thanks in advance.