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PFSense et al versus OpenWRT x86?

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Just wondering if anybody has any particular opinion. I've been buried in OpenWRT on my MIPS router for a few weeks now and happened to notice there's an x86 version of it avaialble.

So I started wondering if you were going to go x86 for your router why would anybody use OpenWRT when there's PFSense and any number of other feature-rich router OSes available?

Does anybody have an opinion? Is there an advantage to OpenWRT on a PC versus something like PFSense on the same? Or maybe that build was just made because the source was there and it was possible...?

I'm just curious if anybody has any insights. As I said, I haven't actually tried to install x86 OpenWRT.
 
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It's the same reason there are different distros...

There are some other needs or focus that isn't being meet.

Recompiling targeting for x86 should be hard as long as they have the necessary libraries and drivers.
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I use pfSense in a production environment and a development environment. I would say its much more of an enterprise grade product considering its feature set.
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