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#1 kbk

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:21 PM

I've just downloaded the iso's for NetBSD and was wondering if anyone has any experience and/or tips for me. I've used linux (Gentoo, Debian, KNOPPIX, Mepis, random others) and am pretty comfortable with that. I have never tried any form of BSD though, so this will be a first.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:57 AM

As far as I can tell, NetBSD will be fairly similar to Gentoo. For me, it is the package manager that makes, or breaks a distribution. Same goes for any variant of *Nix.

pkgsrc is the NetBSD package manager, and it like Gentoo's package manager, it fetches, and compiles programs from source.
http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/pkgsrc...html#why-pkgsrc

NetBSD supports KDE 3.5.7, and Gnome 2.18. Hardware support is not as good as a Linux distribution, and many common Linux apps are not BSD compatible, but often have an alternative. Such as the Project Evil/NDISulator program, instead of NDISwrapper.

Other than that, they should be very similar. After all, Linux was designed to be a BSD/Unix system.

Edited by Monster_user, 27 May 2007 - 01:11 AM.

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