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    Posted: 12 Jul 2009 at 9:34pm
Might, might not, find it interesting. A article about other free operating systems that aren't Linux.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/open_source/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218400772&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 2009 at 1:50am
Interesting. I've tried Solaris but couldn't get it to run and ReactOS when it first came out. ReactOS was, well, it was a first release.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jul 2009 at 8:41pm
I took PCBSD for a spin once.  Seemed much less developed than Linux for the desktop but I understand it's a pretty good server distro.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2009 at 4:26am
I wish I knew PCBSD better, it's killer server software but it has a pretty steep learning curve as the ones I've played with are all command line.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2009 at 5:55am
Know what you mean, I think it was FreeBSD that seemed too far out there to me.  I'm a very visual kinda guy.  PC-BSD, it's at version 7.1.1 now, tries to be easier to install for desktop use.  It has a GUI installer and has a GUI for the desktop, so you're not just dropped into command line right off the bat.  They are working on a GUI driven installer app as well so you can install pre-packaged apps like you do im Linux or Windows.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2009 at 6:01am

My very uninformed opinion says that BSD is probably the most solid, from a code standpoint, OS out there but I just couldn't hack learning yet another OS vocabulary.

Old dogs and all that.

OS X is based on BSD but I don't know which flavor.

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2009 at 10:02pm
That's my take as well, based on my limited understanding.  The command line guys that have their own servers for light duty use seem to gravitate toward it.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 2009 at 2:07am
Heavy duty as well. The project I was working on at the time was a site getting 100+k hits a day, all served by BSD and MySQL.
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  Quote james786 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 3:14am
I have used Linux one time but it seemed very hard to Operate. I think yet i am not able to operate that.
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