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Gentoo and Debian, they should be ranked as OSes as Linux and BSD mainly because they run on more than one kernel.
Debian runs on Linux or kfreeBSD kernels (and I've think there some talk about Herd)
Gentoo runs on freeBSD (they are working on netBSD and dragonflyBSD)
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Those debian and gentoo ports to run on the BSD kernel though are under slow development. I tried the debian/freeBSD kernel release last fall and its still got issues.
If you really want a BSD kernel then use FreeBSD. You're going to have a very solid, stable system.
I cannot wait till FreeBSD 7.0 comes out.
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Those debian and gentoo ports to run on the BSD kernel though are under slow development. I tried the debian/freeBSD kernel release last fall and its still got issues.
If you really want a BSD kernel then use FreeBSD. You're going to have a very solid, stable system.
I cannot wait till FreeBSD 7.0 comes out.
I want to fiddle with something new. Is BSD a challenge? Does it use GRUB or Lilo so I can dual boot with Ubuntu?
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post #14 of 19
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I want to fiddle with something new. Is BSD a challenge? Does it use GRUB or Lilo so I can dual boot with Ubuntu?

Its a bit of a challenge. Depends on how much you currently know about linux. The main to remember when going into it is that its not linux. So don't expect everything to be the same (this mainly applies to configuration files).

FreeBSD uses it own boot manager, so yes you can multi-boot with it.
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post #15 of 19
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Its a bit of a challenge. Depends on how much you currently know about linux. The main to remember when going into it is that its not linux. So don't expect everything to be the same (this mainly applies to configuration files).

FreeBSD uses it own boot manager, so yes you can multi-boot with it.
Alot of compiling the apps you want too huh?
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Well you don't have to compile everything from source via the ports. You can use the pkgtool that it provides, which fetches a binary package to install(which is much faster).
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post #17 of 19
Archlinux http://www.archlinux.org
I've used Fedora 7, Ubuntu, Yellow Dog, SUSE, tried gentoo (installer is crap atm),
and Arch. I must say arch is the best I've used. You build your own system, the documentation is pretty good, and you can do whatever you want with it.

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Well you don't have to compile everything from source via the ports. You can use the pkgtool that it provides, which fetches a binary package to install(which is much faster).
Thanx for the info dude!!!
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post #19 of 19
Pick one of the well documented distros and learn it. If you don't learn it then you won't enjoy it.

And by well documented I don't mean 'easy', I mean that it has good resources to learn from, which most of the popular ones have.
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