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Old 9th January 2009
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Just follow the Hollywood method of "Which partner should I marry?"

Marry a partner you seem to like or love. If if after some time he or she annoys you too much, get a divorce and marry somebody else. If after a couple of marriages, you still prefer the original partner , just re-marry him or her.

Simple isn't it ?
One word: alimonies.

Sorry for the off topic but couldn't resist.
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I don't think it's really a "Linux -based software building requirement" so much as I don't want to have to depend on somebody else to have built all the packages I want. On Slackware I can do it myself, and in the end the system is a lot leaner.

I don't think that's really such an unreasonable goal and I wish it were simpler on BSDs.
I've worked with Slackware, Debian, RedHat, Free/Net/Dragonfly/OpenBSD, Solaris, SunOS, AIX, HP-UX either in my home or at work. Each has a purpose. To me, even though Slackware has the best Unix feel, my preference is Debian. In terms of BSD, I lean towards Dragonfly. If I want to have a fate worse than death, I'll take RedHat. I can ramble on, but all this is just my leanings.
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I've worked with Slackware, Debian, RedHat, Free/Net/Dragonfly/OpenBSD, Solaris, SunOS, AIX, HP-UX either in my home or at work. Each has a purpose. To me, even though Slackware has the best Unix feel, my preference is Debian. In terms of BSD, I lean towards Dragonfly. If I want to have a fate worse than death, I'll take RedHat. I can ramble on, but all this is just my leanings.
My preferences are right now. M$Linux 11.1 and FreeBSD 7.0
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I have the same question which BSD distro is very close to linux in this way- processes are automated, automatically updates, easy installations of programs (to have packages),easy installation of flash and java plugins?
I tested DesktopBSD 1.7,and it looks cool but it had some big troubles- bugging, crashing of applications, no flash- no youtube, no all USB disks and than I left it and became again linux user, as I was before DesktopBSD-era.
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which BSD distro is very close to linux
NetBSD has Linux COMPAT enabled by default.

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processes are automated
What processes?

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automatically updates
None of BSDs automatically updates.

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easy installations of programs (to have packages)
All BSDs have binary packages.

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Easy installation of flash and java plugins
I have Flash installed on FreeBSD and it works very well, its not hard, building a Java plugin for a browser is also possible and working, as I use FreeBSD, I havent tried other BSDs for that.

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I tested DesktopBSD 1.7
DesktopBSD is dead, use PC-BSD.
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Just a wild guess after lots of words. Maybe you should use the one that serves YOU best? As I said, just a shot in the dark ...
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I've posted over my quota today. I always do that on a new forum for a couple days, then disappear. Not to worry...

Anyway, I think I select my OSes based on the simplicity factor. The more simple it is ... the more likely I'll use it. Take FreeBSD, for instance. You can set it up with exactly two small tarballs (base.txz and kernel.txz). Haiku and Minix are simple because they're small, and RiscOS (Open) is simple because of its Acorn/ARM heritage.

I like the little RTOS systems also. Some of them are just dandy, for specific dedicated tasks. But, each to his own. If I were the average joe, I'd run windoze, and if I were interested in the latest open source super apps, I'd run Linux. It's nice that there's still a lot of choices to be had in terms of OS selection. Run em all - have a party!
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Technical minutia aside, imagine the various operating systems as each having a distinct culture. From this perspective, selecting the OS to use is a matter of finding the culture that best matches your demeanor and style.

I see some of the various OS cultures like this:
  • FreeBSD is like a university campus.
  • OpenBSD is like a military base.
  • Enterprise Linux (RedHat) is like a business park.
  • Ubuntu Linux is like Disney World.
  • MS Windows is like a shopping mall.

How do you see them?
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"Enterprise Linux" is an oxymoron.

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DesktopBSD is back, but there's still not much reason to use it.
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I've worked with Slackware, Debian, RedHat, Free/Net/Dragonfly/OpenBSD, Solaris, SunOS, AIX, HP-UX either in my home or at work. Each has a purpose. To me, even though Slackware has the best Unix feel, my preference is Debian. In terms of BSD, I lean towards Dragonfly. If I want to have a fate worse than death, I'll take RedHat. I can ramble on, but all this is just my leanings.
For Linux it is Slackware all the way. I don't want to run systemd so that rules out Debian (I do like Debian a lot).
My favourite BSD is OpenBSD.
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