Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE: Keep getting better
by Laurence on Fri 15th Feb 2013 15:21 UTC in reply to "Keep getting better"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

I have been using Linux since 2001. Every year or so I give BSD a test run. There is a lot to like but for me it just isn't there yet. Too many issues to resolve when trying to get everything working as a daily use machine. When it "just works" after installation like Linux Mint I will give it serious consideration. Here is hoping...

Which BSDs did you try?
Have you tried PC-BSD?

Ultimately though, there's more to an OS than whether your desktop does compositing out of the box.

Edited 2013-02-15 15:26 UTC

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