Any FreeBSD Users?

Chat about Linux in general

Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby kevmille on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:15 pm

I am curious to see if there are any FreeBSD users in the Linux Mint community.

I have been using FreeBSD for a couple months now. Currently I am rebuilding FreeBSD 7.0. I really love it. Be nice to see a Linux Mint derivative of FreeBSD with the likes of DesktopBSD or PC-BSD.
User avatar
kevmille
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 am
Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:38 pm

Well have only been using Linux since just before the new year, but I am a fast learner and I am also very curious about BSD. I was thinking after I got my new thinkpad I could completely wipe the HD on my school dell laptop and fool around with FreeBSD for the remainder of the term. How has your experiences been in comparison with Linux? Anything noticeably harder to set up?
User avatar
proxima_centauri
Level 11
Level 11
 
Posts: 3968
Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:24 pm
Location: NB, Canada

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby nero on Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:21 pm

I am using Mint Xfce on my somewhat older laptop, PC-BSD on a much older desktop and Ubuntu on an official new Dell Ubuntu desktop (a mistake, ask me).

PC-BSD is roughly the equivalent of Mint. It is stable, looks good and just works--period. There is even a thread on the PC-BSD forum that equates Mint and PC-BSD. There are many gracious comments about Mint.

nero
________
nero
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:36 am
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby kevmille on Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:02 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:Well have only been using Linux since just before the new year, but I am a fast learner and I am also very curious about BSD. I was thinking after I got my new thinkpad I could completely wipe the HD on my school dell laptop and fool around with FreeBSD for the remainder of the term. How has your experiences been in comparison with Linux? Anything noticeably harder to set up?


I am a Gentoo guy so FreeBSD was not that difficult to use. Ports and Portage are nearly the same. I found FreeBSD easier to install and configure to install than Gentoo. I started out with PC-BSD ended up switching to FreeBSD about a month later since I like to have control over my system. Compiling xorg and KDE made it run faster in FreeBSD than PC-BSD but you can also rebuild your PC-BSD as well.
User avatar
kevmille
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 am
Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby kevmille on Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:03 pm

nero wrote:I am using Mint Xfce on my somewhat older laptop, PC-BSD on a much older desktop and Ubuntu on an official new Dell Ubuntu desktop (a mistake, ask me).

PC-BSD is roughly the equivalent of Mint. It is stable, looks good and just works--period. There is even a thread on the PC-BSD forum that equates Mint and PC-BSD. There are many gracious comments about Mint.

nero
________


Yeah, I think I started that thread. I do think PC-BSD and Linux Mint are the same. DesktopBSD has the nicer KDE GUI.
User avatar
kevmille
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 am
Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:45 pm

So if I wanted to eventually move on to FreeBSD but start of with a little something more newb-friendly I might try DesktopBSD? My understanding is the different between Desktop and PC-BSD is the package management system, with desktop using the same idea as Freebsd with a gui, and with pc-bsd using their own specific packages. Is this about right?
User avatar
proxima_centauri
Level 11
Level 11
 
Posts: 3968
Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:24 pm
Location: NB, Canada

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby chemry on Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:23 am

A guy called 'molom' tried to start this idea. I really didn't take much attention to that idea he made. Its a nice idea since there isn't a good FreeBSD derivative like PCBSD that uses gnome as default.

Here is the first time he tried to start it
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=8543&p=53184&hilit=mint+bsd+logo#p53184

A logo he made for Mint BSD
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=8661&p=53746&hilit=mint+bsd+logo#p53746

But he's long gone from this forum. He now is developing with another previous Mint user an Ubuntu based Enlightenment 17 distro with codecs pre-installed called Maryan Linux after being kicked out for arguing with Clem. He was one of the managers for Mint E17.

If anybody wants to start BSD Mint with that logo, I would definitely use it. Let's make this a reality.
chemry
 

Re: Any FreeBSD Users?

Postby kevmille on Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:17 am

Oh, you meant this forum. That is a nice logo.
User avatar
kevmille
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 am
Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Chat about Linux

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: benali72, Jedinovice and 7 guests