Linked by Gabe Yoder on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:51 UTC
FreeBSD We've all heard the age old argument second only to the vi vs. emacs religious wars: FreeBSD Vs Linux. As a long time linux user, I decided that is was time I spent some time on the other side of the fence to see if it was any greener. Oh, and by the way, vi rules.
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by Michael K. on Tue 11th Nov 2003 22:46 UTC

I tried running FreeBSD 4.8 under VMWare, not very succesfully... ;)
However, I intend to have 4.9 running on my test machine soon, which is running Vector Linux 4.0 atm. Slackware (on which VL4 is based) is nice and speedy, but I dislike all the manual getting of packages... Although ports entail compiling, and then compiling some more, and then some, it's more automatic.

I'm in a dillema, BSD-style or Debian-style? Right now, I'm still leaning to Debian, which I love in it's many forms and flavors (Knoppix, Libranet, Pure-vanilla, etc. etc.)

Nice review, makes me wanna try the BSDs even more...