FreeBSD for Linux Users
Subject:   Hi.. Mrs. Dru
Date:   2006-01-07 13:01:21
From:   fooues
I got FreeBSD (6.0) this week and installed it on my laptop. I really enjoyed it and I liked the ports system ... but are all the *BSD systems like FreeBSD? I know that are NetBSD, OpenBSD, DesktopBSD and others distros. Have they the same bootsystem style and package managers and the same ports? 'cause I saw that you talked 'bout FreeBSD and thousands of Linux Distros and not FreBSD and a Linux(Slack or Debian or SUSE ...). If all *BSD are like each other (in the base) I agree with you but if not you can't compare a BSD-distro with 'n' Linux-distros!!!

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  • Dru Lavigne photo Hi.. Mrs. Dru
    2006-01-11 11:22:19  Dru Lavigne | O'Reilly Author [View]

    You'll find the BSDs to be quite similar and many features that are developed on one BSD make there way into the other BSDs.

    For software, pkg_add is consistent across all of the BSDs and is the best way for new users to install software. All of the BSDs support pkgsrc and most of the BSDs support ports.

    You might find this document ( handy as it shows the most common BSD commands and whether they come with the OS.
    • Hi.. Mrs. Dru
      2006-01-15 08:47:33  fooues [View]


      I saw the doc. and appreciate it, they have a lot in common. I really liked FBSD and your articles too! now let me go to put the Alsa and OpenGL to work here :)
      (sorry 'bout my english, i'm still learning!)

      see ya, Bye X)