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Old 6th December 2013
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Originally Posted by harishankar View Post
thanks for the suggestion. I don't have a copy of the latest FreeBSD right now, but the reason I was drawn to OpenBSD is that it treats binary packages as first class citizens, unlike FreeBSD, which prefers ports. I much prefer binary packages. And OpenBSD is much lighter to install as well and fairly simple (ignoring the fdisk+disklabel)
This maybe true in the past but now there is PKGNG with official package repository and such. It is working now in 9.x but will default package manager in 10. But I prefer ports.

I'll agree that OpenBSD install is lighter and more simple, but my current FreeBSD system has been running since 2005 so I haven't run the installer since then.
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