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Old 6th September 2010
mechanic mechanic is offline
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My limited experience with both FreeBSD and OpenBSD is that FreeBSD has proved impossible to install/run on one machine (booting fails because one of the two cores in the processor refuses to start properly) and FreeBSD with either Gnome or KDE desktops on another machine occasionally hangs with the mouse unable to select items on the desktop (it's much worse with KDE).

OpenBSD doesn't put any real work into developing user interfaces, so the Gnome desktop is old, Firefox is only at version 3.0.something and so on. Lots of things users expect to come with Gnome aren't there. FreeBSD has a much better default Gnome install package. OpenBSD does work though and seems very solid.

The FreeBSD forums are larger and more informative than the OpenBSD ones!
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