I have been playing with Linux and BSD for about 3 years. I have landed on the following.
1. FreeBSD is great for non-cluster server install bases. 2. FreeBSD is great for a workstation if you really really like compiling and hand editing config files. 3. Linux is best for a workstation desktop substitute for Windows "if" you have app support. As for Linux distros I have landed on Xandros. They just announced the free download edition a few weeks ago. On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:31:08 +0100, arden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Tue, 2004-06-22 at 02:36, Tom McLaughlin wrote: > > On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 02:59, Lloyd Hayes wrote: > > > >Linux is for people who hate Micro$oft. > > > >BSD is for people who love Unix. > > > > > > Under these conditions, I guess that I need to go for Linux... > > > > > > > I'f you're going to go with Linux then I'd recommend Mandrake. Many > > people would also recommend Suse as well but I never personally used > > that so I can't vouch for it but you many want to give that a whirl. > > I'd stay away from Fedora though, I don't think it's meant for anyone > > besides those willing to work on it when they find problems. > > > > Mandrake has the Community Download edition available about a month I > > think before the pay CD release. It's a way for all the early adopters > > to leach, find bugs, and kvetch before the people paying Mandrakesoft's > > bills get their version. :) Wait two weeks or so after the release for > > the errata to flow in then install and run their update utility. > > Mandrake served me well for a number of years until I felt I needed > > something different which is why I am here. It's still the distribution > > I'd recommend to anyone who doesn't feel like bothering with all the > > internals. > > > > Tom > > id second the mandrake vote I started with mandrake thought id be cleaver an go > hardcore with slackware then went back to mandrake as a desktop os > > arden > > > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"