FreeBSD , OpenBSD what's so good about them?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by ComputerSaysNo, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. Gentoo64

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    I agree with above, it all depends on what environment you're in. Gentoo would be suitable for some but not all servers, but if you want a Linux server as secure as it can be, or specifically set up, then I find it does automate things well.
    It gives you a decent amount of choice, the stable branch is tested and stable, and it's easy to change on a per package or global basis, but compiling isn't practical on all systems, neither is setting up your own binary repo (you could obviously compile for generic but at the same time you could not compile at all).
    The configuration settings can be updated easily with a command, and most things do come with sane defaults, but I think things should be configured 100% properly beforehand anyway.
    I don't have experience with larger servers but I think its good for small and easier to manage ones.
     
  2. Andz

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    Trying OpenBSD

    At long last, I decided to give OpenBSD a try. I installed it and booted to a graphical window manager! But that was all; I could not figure out how to go any further. How do I open a web browser in OpenBSD?
     
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  4. Andz

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    Thanks for the link. I looked at that already. If the answer is in there, I don't see where.
     
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    At the link.
     
  6. Andz

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    Is there a command to open Lynx?
    (Maybe that's what I should have asked in the first place.)
     
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    I tried that and I get an error message. Thanks for the links. I think I will just stick with easier software like Ubuntu. It was fun to try.
    Carry on.
     
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