ashley194 wrote:Hi BlueJayofEvil, I've been reading a lot about FreeBSD 7.0 & looks very interesting. The install routine sounds bit of a nightmare though, may wait for the 64 bit DVD to become available before giving this a serious look. On second-thoughts, my SL does all I want, extremely well. As the old saying goes 'if it aint broke, don't fix it' After a year of using SL 99%, with the occasional weekend off, it may be time to see if the grass is greener on the other-side
Please forgive the lateness of my reply. FreeBSD takes quite a bit of learning (more than Gentoo, IMO). It was quite a nice learning experience. I managed to get my sound and video drivers working as well as KDE. But FreeBSD is still a long way from being what GNU/Linux distro's are today. I can see why FreeBSD and its cousins are mainly viewed as server-oriented operating systems. But they do have some great features.
It was nice seeing and trying the inspiration to Portage, the *BSD Ports Collection. I did not test the experimental ZFS support (they say not to use ZFS on anything less than a 64-bit system). A few shortcomings of FreeBSD are the lack of Flash 9 and many "ports" are not up-to-date.
I'm back using Sabayon now, and I'll continue to use it for awhile until some new distro's to test come out. I'm looking forward to seeing what Fedora 9 will offer. But Sabayon will always be my favorite.