Linked by Nathan Mace on Thu 31st Jan 2002 18:45 UTC
FreeBSD By now, anyone who is even remotely related to an IT-type position has heard about Linux, and has most likely used it, if only to see what all the hype is about. However, GNU/Linux is not the only "free" Unix type OS available. FreeBSD and its cousins, NetBSD and OpenBSD are all offshoots of BSD UNIX, a commercial UNIX also known as Berkeley Software Distribution. This article will help you learn more about FreeBSD, its differences from Linux, and it will ease a potential migration process.
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by Jonathan Parker on Fri 1st Feb 2002 05:50 UTC

Yeah, I have had similar experiences with ports too. It makes it so difficult sometimes because you can install a port, and it doesn't often work right away, plus you have to fix problems that the maintainer never thought about. At least in Debian, they have a strict policy that results in properly working packages.