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FreeBSD.
THATS IT!!!! thank you. i couldn't think of it to save my life. that is quite an amazing program
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what is the learning curve of freebsd?
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what is the learning curve of freebsd?
Come on.. everything is pretty well documented, and aside from that it's just another BSD, or unix, or linux if you preffer, however you wanna call it

I do think it's gonna be a bit hard to set up a game server on FreeBSD for somebody who has never had any contact with it, but you can't talk about servers without mentioning FreeBSD.. if he does give it a try, learn something and is, like me, from the IT area, it's a very good thing to know how to work with



edit: lol.. I jsut saw you are the OP, I thought you were somebody else criticising my recomendation
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Come on.. everything is pretty well documented, and aside from that it's just another BSD, or unix, or linux if you preffer, however you wanna call it

I do think it's gonna be a bit hard to set up a game server on FreeBSD for somebody who has never had any contact with it, but you can't talk about servers without mentioning FreeBSD.. if he does give it a try, learn something and is, like me, from the IT area, it's a very good thing to know how to work with



edit: lol.. I jsut saw you are the OP, I thought you were somebody else criticising my recomendation
lol, I actually really would be quite interested in looking into it.
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lol, I actually really would be quite interested in looking into it.
Some things about FreeBSD

It's based on BSD, mac's OSes are also based on BSD
It's used on many servers that power the web, because it's stable, robust, free, has a big community and it's powerful
I'm not sure, but maybe some of sony's oses like the one on the PS3 is also BSD ( not sure )
it's headline is "the power to serve"
I forgot the rest.. I'm too sleepy

hope you leap a little bit into it
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I will first try out windows server, I if I am not satisfied with its performance, then I will try getting into FreeBSD.
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then it's going to be a pirated copy?

but anyways... I didn't quite understand what kind of server you are going to be running. If it's just a game server, like a counter strike server, you don't really need a server OS to run it, just a normal OS with the game application running.. many already come with server apps, all you need to do is open them and set them up
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then it's going to be a pirated copy?

but anyways... I didn't quite understand what kind of server you are going to be running. If it's just a game server, like a counter strike server, you don't really need a server OS to run it, just a normal OS with the game application running.. many already come with server apps, all you need to do is open them and set them up
That is precisely what I was doing before, I am partially interested in the whole alternative OS conundrum for education purposes.

I am also probably going to be setting up an SSH box for secure browsing, but that is probably going to be discussed in the next thread.
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Why not just grab debian or ubuntu? Windows is easy to learn, but source games are based on a console anyway, and if you learn to create the shell scripts to run them you'll be more knowledgable and at $0 cost to you. Windows is cool, but meh for server hosting. Also, why a laptop? Even if it jumps to 2.4 ghz when needed, a consistent powered desktop would be best.
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Why not just grab debian or ubuntu? Windows is easy to learn, but source games are based on a console anyway, and if you learn to create the shell scripts to run them you'll be more knowledgable and at $0 cost to you. Windows is cool, but meh for server hosting. Also, why a laptop? Even if it jumps to 2.4 ghz when needed, a consistent powered desktop would be best.
I am not particularly interested in Ubuntu due to the fact that it does not really educate me all that much anymore. I would not really be interested in using it because I am simply too familiar with it.

I am running it on my netbook right now, and I am actually planning to switch it to a different distro which is less "spoon feed-ish."

I am using a laptop because I do not have other machines of equivalent resources that I would want to use as a game server, it is simply the only option for such specific operations at the moment.

I do have two more idle machines at my disposal, but I would be interested in using them for other purposes, such as the earlier mentioned SSH/file server/script running box.
Edited by Genkaz92 - 1/31/11 at 8:56am
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