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Re^2: What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?

by sth (Priest)
on Mar 05, 2008 at 19:14 UTC ( #672252=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?
in thread What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?

Did you try PCBSD? I actually prefer to compile from src, but I have read good things about PCBSD. Right now I am running 7-STABLE and PCBSD is based on 6.3 (I think)


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Re^3: What *nix do you recommend for a laptop?
by samizdat (Vicar) on Mar 06, 2008 at 12:57 UTC
    I used to do source compile for everything, too, but now I only do it for things like Apache that I need source for. How's the 7-STABLE package / port tree? I actually d/l 7.0-RC3 disks, but decided against it. This is a multi-use laptop that has to have most of the bells and whistles.

    Now that I've got it loaded the way I want, I'm not going to dump and reconfigure until I go to 7. I looked at the PC-BSD site, too, and saw that their mailing lists are just as sparse as DBSD... virtually non-existent. I know that some of this is due to the fact that FreeBSD is so complete in its support, but it put me off that nobody except the committers are talking there.

    I guess there'll never be a herd ("Hurd?") of FreeBSD users, but there sure are some very happy FreeBSD users. :D

    Don Wilde
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