Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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OpenBSD
by brewmastre on Thu 26th Oct 2006 22:04 UTC
brewmastre
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2006-08-01

I want to know why more people arent building OpenBSD distros. Everyone in the BSD world is jumping on the FreeBSD bandwagon, but anybody that knows about the different forks, knows that OpenBSd is significantly more secure and stable

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RE: OpenBSD
by KenJackson on Thu 26th Oct 2006 22:11 in reply to "OpenBSD"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

That's an interesting question. I've used FreeBSD and currently use NetBSD on one desktop, but I've never even considered using OpenBSD. I think the reason is that the other BSDs are so secure that OpenBSD just doesn't address a perceived need.

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RE[2]: OpenBSD
by brewmastre on Thu 26th Oct 2006 22:15 in reply to "RE: OpenBSD"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

I agree that all of the BSD's are very secure, but most of the security that they have is because of OpenBSD's innovations. Nothing against the others, but why not go right to the source of the all these security technologies and just use OpenBSD?

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