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FreeBSD vs. Gentoo

Jun 22, 2007, 19:30 (8 Talkback[s])

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"FreeBSD and Gentoo are both acceptable operating systems in my book, but they both have their weak and strong points. They both have excellent speeds, so you're not going to see any tedious graphs of how much faster Gentoo can convert a .gif to .png on this page. If you see an interesting term in this article and want to find out more about it, Google it, I'm not about to spam the page up with a bunch of links either.

"FreeBSD wins hands down. It's not even a competition. Sysinstall on FreeBSD is the easiest thing to setup, and I can get a copy of FreeBSD installed and into command line in under fifteen minutes. Gentoo's suggestion for installation is archaic. They made a livecd that will install Gentoo in a text mode of GUI, but it really does take longer than FreeBSD and it really did screw up a couple times..."

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