PC-BSD: FreeBSD For Dummies, Comments from a FreeBSD User
Posted Dec 13, 2005 22:24 UTC (Tue) by ajsiegel
Parent article: PC-BSD: FreeBSD For Dummies
This comment was not posted to bash Linux or the author I just wanted to
express a different view. I am still evaluating SUSE 10 and would to
write an objective comparison of the two systems someday but today I will
keep it short.
About five years ago I switched from Linux (Mandrake and Red Hat) to
FreeBSD because it was easier to install, configure, and in my opinion is
a better design. I have recently installed SUSE 10 on my laptop it has
some nice features but I still find FreeBSD to be easier to use.
To configure sound card add the following line to the /boot/loader.conf
I believe the font anti-aliasing is not an issue any more, at least I
have not had to deal with it for while. The Fonts on my FreeBSD system
look just as nice as my Linux system
"FreeBSD too requires a fair amount of dirty work and expert knowledge to
mold it into a usable shape." I find this with any system, Windows XP,
Linux any flavor and FreeBSD. We all have a different idea of what makes
up usable system. After a month of using SUSE I am still have problems
configuring a simple network connection. To get a simple DHCP in the SUSE
system it I to perform more "dirty work" and use more "expert knowledge"
then I need to do the same task in FreeBSD. (DHCP was not configuring
route or DNS automatically).
The question that should be ask is: what is "user-friendliness"? Do you
prefer a gui or a text based configuration file? I feel with KDE and
GNOME FreeBSD has an excellent balance of the two.
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