Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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Freebsd hands down...
by J-freebsd_98 on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 20:48 UTC
J-freebsd_98
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2006-01-01

Some linux distros may be easier out of the box, but Freebsd (despite misgivings here about some of its recent directions[1]) seems to avoid in a known-fix sort of way breakages upon upgrades and compilations, and may be easier once one is practiced at it (I daily browse new threads on an advanced Linux forum also...). If one was to continue using an operating system, for say, five years hence, I see no other alternative unless it a system one wants to remain continually in a steady state (just browsing and email and music, for example.)
[1] not so trivial, IMHO.

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RE: Freebsd hands down...
by Flatland_Spider on Wed 24th Oct 2012 19:10 in reply to "Freebsd hands down..."
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I like FreeBSD too. I just got tired of having to compile stuff since pkgs lagged behind ports, and Flash didn't work without the Linux layer.

I'd definitely pick it as a server, when I can build the correct infrastructure for it. It's nice, clean, and it does exactly what I tell it to do.

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