@mdrights which one do you like more for a desktop? I'm just starting out in FreeBSD, but heard around that OpenBSD is better suited on a Desktop.
@kzimmermann ha thanks for asking.
Actually I didn’t hear a saying about “openbsd is better for a desktop”.
Conversely, #Freebsd has many mature settings (or say, wrappers, LOL) for a desktop user for making a day2day usage easier.
#Openbsd, while being no question for desktop usage, its main advantage is its rock-solid secure internet-faced services. So better for e.g. web server, dns server, etc.
@kzimmermann Just these days , take a instance, I found #freebsd’s pkg and portsnap commands are more considerate....than other #BSD and even #Linux. I don’t mean I don’t like other BSD, while the latter are more geek-like that e.g. needs you to type cvs commands to update your ports. So you see... 😂
@mike ohh, I see, maybe I should've phraesd it a little better.
Truth is I'm curious to trying both OSes as my desktop when I get some time. FreeBSD already proved to be quite good on the console (haven't ventured in GUI yet), so I wonder how OpenBSD is. 👍
@kzimmermann @mike FreeBSD is great as a desktop OS, but it takes some work to get it set up (not much, but some). You also have NVIDIA support with their proprietary driver if you have a NVIDIA card. OpenBSD will work out of the box as a desktop OS since it comes with Xenocara is you install that set, assuming you're OK with FVWM. That said, you can always install another window manager or DE using pkg_add. However, no NVIDIA support so AMD or Intel would be the way to go GPU-wise.
@mike that is true! I find that in FreeBSD the documentation and configuration are both straightforward and practical - it almost encourages you to keep trying and seeing what you can do
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.