OT: was BSD faster than Linux for 3D gaming?

Benjamin Francom bfrancom at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 19:00:52 MDT 2011


There are several BSD distros.  See http://www.bsd.org/ and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BSD_operating_systems

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.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/

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.
http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/

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.

-Ben
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?
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
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