Date: 05-08-03 20:54
i've started with Linux 7 years ago ... at first with SuSE Linux (a very common german 'linux' package), redhat, slackware and finally LFS (LinuxFromScratch).
1 1/2 years ago i switched to freebsd ... and tried openbsd as well ...
i think freebsd is the .*ix os to start with ... everybody says Linux is so well documentated and u get help everywhere : BullS..t
with bsd u need only one person who is used to Freebsd and some time to play with the os.
i think an os where u have to dig into tons of documentation to get and keep it running is not state-of-the-art.
its horrible how the different firms 'customize their linux'. each dist. is a whole new world u have to discover to just change a nics ip permanently.
now i'm running freebsd one some servers in some firms serving quiet many ws without a problem while upgrading the os ... (which is really difficult on a linux based server)
finally: FreeBSD is an os linux wants to be .....