Linked by Nathan Mace on Tue 19th Mar 2002 17:21 UTC
FreeBSD Most tech savvy geeks can work their way through a FreeBSD install, even if they have no prior UNIX experience. However installing an OS and configuring an OS are two totally different things. This article is targeted towards anyone who might be wondering about FreeBSD, but doesn't know what to do with it after they install it. This isn't then end-all be-all of FreeBSD howto's. Just some of the simple stuff. Update: Some of the readers of OSNews have emailed me concerning corrections that need to be made in this article. Dig in (third page) for more.
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Re: Try Gentoo Linux!
by Anonymous on Wed 20th Mar 2002 04:59 UTC

But that's not it. I did a few ports for gentoo back around rc 4/5; and it's not that easy. Portage failed often, and required major structural redesign. And version conflicts are abound. Daniel while charasmatic and a good writer doens't seem to have a clear plan of what needs to be in Portage.

Anthony: I don't see how
"cvsup [cvsupfile] && cd [dir] && make install"
is difficult. The ports system is updated regularly,

I tried Debian, and I don't really see why everyone likes it so very much. The installer managed to mess up my network card. I couldn't use dselect [it's just irritating].
The only linux distribution I particularly liked was Slackware, but it really needed something like ports.