Comparison of BSD operating systems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by datcat, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

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    #1 datcat, Nov 18, 2008
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  2. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

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    #2 datcat, Nov 19, 2008
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    This thread is a "starting point", a "Top-down" comparison of:
    -BSD OSes from which Mac OS is one...

    ...hence, I beleive it should be made sticky... ;):cool:
     
  3. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

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    #3 datcat, Nov 27, 2008
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    Why-/How-/When- do You use BSD?

    Being a newbie myself I am curious to know what might interest others aswell...

    Who can list some "standing out points" about "BSD OSes performance"?

    -Why-/How-/When- do You use BSD?
    -It would be interesting to hear any views from the praxis!
    -objective "hard facts, comparing numbers", as well as
    -subjective "experience", ALL welcome! :):eek:
    ...
     
  4. duh

    duh MDL Member

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    IIRC Mac OS is a monolithic kernel and its highly derived from BSD 4.4, correct me if i am wrong. but when it comes to BSD? my fav will be NetBSD. the OS is as smooth as ,
    "sushiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" :D
     
  5. weinter

    weinter MDL Member

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    #5 weinter, Feb 19, 2009
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    FreeBSD is very easy and neat to use

    Recompile Kernel by editing a Kernel Config file and run it through GCC toolchain

    I tried Minimal Kernel took only 80MB on boot to GNOME

    Updating of system via CVS and again run through GCC tool chain
    There is also Binary updates

    PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD

    One thing that sucks
    The hardware support availability is slower than Linux
    BSD still do not have Nvidia drivers for the Amd64 port due to some services Nvidia require not yet available in BSD

    One more thing please do not lump Mac OS X with FreeBSD
    Mac OS X uses a hybrid kernel that use 4.4BSD userland (ancient userland:p)
    While FreeBSD is currently the most cutting edge BSD
    They already switched Scheduler from 4.4BSD to ULE ( major improvement on system responsiveness)

    If not for the fact that FreeBSD does not support my new hardware on my new laptop I would have still been using it
    Now I am Dual booting Slackware
     
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    duh MDL Member

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    i guess i suck to the core then like the buliest sucker (attitude wise), i use netbsd and debian on one laptop and netbsd and linuxfromscratch.
    whine! :-D
    hardware support? mmm depends, some are better and some worse. atheros is the best example for best supported and nvidia and ati are worst.
     
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    #7 aarongreater, Oct 31, 2009
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    I've tried to obtain Mono 2.0.1 from FreeBSD ports, and deploy F# on it. The procedure is much similar as it in Linux. Firefox has been one feature in FreeBSD 7.2, the the performance of GNOME in FreeBSD 7.2 is much better.