OT: was BSD faster than Linux for 3D gaming?
bfrancom at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 19:00:52 MDT 2011
There are several BSD distros. See http://www.bsd.org/ and
Try PC-BSD or DragonFly if you are looking for a desktop distro. There are
other derivatives such as m0n0wall, and other embedded types like pfSense.
Otherwise for FreeBSD, the handbook is tops, as well as the man pages.
There was/is a free book by Greg (grog) Lehey that helped me out a ton when
getting familiar with FreeBSD internals. It's probably a bit dated now, but
may be a good reference, esp. the history section.
I mainly use FreeBSD on the perimeter as a firewall utilizing packet filter
(PF). PF is much more intuitive for me than iptables. Currently I run my
home firewall on FreeBSD on a Soekris net5501 appliance.
Check into FreeBSD Jails and CARP for some cool tech.
On Sep 8, 2011 6:20 PM, "John Shaver" <bobjohnbob at gmail.com> wrote:
> This thread interests me. I have never really tried FreeBSD. Does it
> have different distros the same way linux does? Where would someone
> recommend I start if I wanted to play around with it and familiarize
> myself with it?
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