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Old 09-08-2002
Red Hat Linux - FreeBSD

Is there a major difference between this two flavours?

I have read from the forums that Red Hat is ideal for newbies, but how about FreeBSD? In case of stability and usefulness/compatibility to hardware and third party software which one is the best bet?
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Old 09-08-2002
BSD (Berkerley Standard Distributed) is product of Unix. Family BSD are: Open BSD, Net BSD, Free BSD...

BSD has Security better than Linux (All Distributed). But it use difficulter than Linux and it have cost chipper than Linux (Free) ...If want more information about BSD You can visit: (Open BSD) (Free BSD) (Net BSD)

Myself! I like use SuSe Linux....

Good Lucky
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Old 09-09-2002

Thanks, but as a follow-up question What would be most viable in a commercial aspect. Say if I want to set-up an Internet Cafe let us assume the workstation's are Pentium 2's (Windows NT/2000) with a Server of Pentium 4 (FreeBSD/Linux ?) which one would you choose for stability; upgradability well of course you already mentioned security and that's a point already for BSD (FreeBSD 4.6-Stable, I have already) and most important is ease of administration which flavour is more complicated in maintenance.

Thanks, cheers.
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Old 09-11-2002
That's like asking which car is better? A Nissan or a Toyota?

There is no one that is better than the other. That is an unfair question to ask others, and should be determined on a case-by-case basis.

No, BSD is not any more secure than a Linux box. OpenBSD (one of the BSD folks) has prided itself in not shipping a OS that is insecure remotely out of the box, but the biggest part of that security is that they just don't have anything run by default. You could that on most boxes, unless you wanted to use them for something.

If you want to compare them, either download a BSD variant and a Linux variant and put them head to head and see what you think. If you don't have the bandwidth to download all that software, head on over to and order some cheap software. I've had good experiences with them.
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