Updating bsd vs debian
I have already found some quite old ML thread, mentioning some of Arch's advantages over Free BSD. My biggest complaint with Free BSD is the amount of time it takes to upgrade. I only do that twice a year though so it doesn't bother me that much.I run it as my ftp/smb/dhcp/named/router/firewall/proxy server and it works great!! You would never believe it is running on an AMD K6/2 350. Which, incidentally is the only time it ever gets rebooted. I hear it takes only a couple of hours to buildworld on a more modern machine.or the distro hoppers among us, a Linux distribution is just a collection of applications and utilities.We can be productive with any distro as long as it gives us access to our cherished and trusted tools.I kindly ask those of you, dear Archers, who are familiar with Free BSD (or perhaps other BSDs), to name relative pros and cons of both solutions, perceived by you.Especially all the possible advantages of BSDs over Arch or Linux in general are of interest to me.
Package managers like YUM and APT were not as good.Note that Gentoo is source based, just like ports in Free BSD is while Debian uses pre-compiled binaries.Alpine is compiled using Gentoo portage but Alpine itself uses its own apk-tools binary package that are more similar Free BSD's binary packages.That said, you can slap popular open source apps on top and use BSDs for everyday desktop computing tasks, such as browsing the web, listening to music, watching DVDs, playing games and reading PDFs.Also of note is their devoted community of developers and users.