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BSD. Which one is your favourite?

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I was wondering, which *BSD is people's favourite here? I am about to choose one to be my main OS, time to get down to some C++ instead of messing around, and wanted to know what you guys think about the pluses and minus's of each of them.

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onlinebacon

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Well, FreeBSD definitely seems to be the most popular and there has been a sixth release recently.

There are some FreeBSD based desktop oriented systems you might want to take a look at such as PC-BSD and DragonFlyBSD.

I have actually tried PC-BSD and I can say it was really easy to install and get running. The only thing that didn't work for me and was therefore a big downside is my modem, but that's more of an isolated case. One thing I didn't like was that it installs only on primary partition for some reason though.

But it might be a good choice for you to start with.

Best of luck
Daniel

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There's also DesktopBSD for "user-friendliness."

I've only used FreeBSD 5.4.

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Oh yes.. I forgot that one..

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