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Asked by: Jay patel
BSD, linux CentOS, Fedora, Linux Mint, PC-BSD, Ubuntu
Which one is better , in terms of hardware drivers, licence ,and stability security.??
MGM on Oct 21, 2011
Is there a way to use PCBSD virtually? It can be installed in Virtualbox, but it is not possible to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions to have a larger screen. By the way, the new 9.0-BETA3 seem to be very stable and secure and has a fantastic performance. I like to hear of you much more about PCBSD in the near future!
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David Bernier on Sep 15, 2011
This is from my limited experience with one of the
*BSDs a few years ago: it seemed that fewer peripheral
devices were supported by drivers that worked well.
That is, fewer peripheral devices than with the recent
Linux distro releases at the time.
As for security, I read a while back that FreeBSD
(I think) had an excellent reputation.
But as I said, that was then and peripheral device
support by good drivers may well be better now …
MGM on Jul 28, 2011
thanks for the infos… i will try first pc-bsd in a virtual environment. for me it is not important if the distro is linux or bsd… it should work secure and very stable and graphical drivers shouldn`t be a problem.
MGM on Jul 27, 2011
don`t you want to write a review of freeBSD? not only me but also others could be convinced to change from linux mint, debian/centos or other linux distributions to freeBSD because of logical handling and security?
Also a comparison of the different BDSs would be wonderful. What do you think about this?
finid on Jul 28, 2011
For the average user, FreeBSD is not the ideal desktop flavor of BSD. PC-BSD fits that bill. It is basically FreeBSD sweetened with KDE. Matter of fact, you can even install a FreeBSD server from a PC-BSD installation DVD.
For the record, I have reviewed PC-BSD 8.1, 8.2 and pre-viewed PC-BSD 9, which should be released before the end of the year. I am been testing it for several months and I can tell you that when released, it will be one of the best Linux or BSD desktop distributions.
I am cleaning up the main site to provide more information about all the distributions, including all the BSD flavors. Stay tuned.
Note: I will not encourage a new user to switch from Linux Mint to FreeBSD.
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Jay patel on Jul 27, 2011
k.thanks ..freebsd it is ..
Thanks you for information it was really helpful.. and what about security comparison between RHEL/Centos to OpenBSD/FreeBSD?? and i mainly want to use distro for blender and autodesk maya purpose …and need good graphic card support…
finid on Jul 27, 2011
In security matters, the advantage tilts towards OpenBSD/FreeBSD.
You may have card support issues with the pair.
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finid on Jul 26, 2011
Linux vs BSD is too broad to give an answer that will make sense in the real world. You have to take it distro by distro, or flavor by flavor.
From my experience, however, many distro developer’s on the Linux side are not well schooled in security matter’s. And that is partly because any body with basic scripting skills can take an existing distro, change the name and logo, and bingo, we have a new distro.
OpenBSD is known to have the best out-of-the-box security posture and they will proudly tell you that there has been just 2 security holes discovered in the default install since the project started.
PC-BSD has a better default security posture than the Linux distributions I have reviewed.
On the Linux side, Mandriva has much better than other Linux distributions.
Note that when I’m talking about security, I’m taking physical as well as network security into account.
So, keep that in mind when you bring up the subject of security.
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