Subject: Re: NetBSD being used as the core for secure OS distro
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From: David Forrai <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/2003 09:40:08
First, this sounds like an interesting project and I wish you the best
of luck with it.
As for your question FreeBSD vs NetBSD: Given that your goal is to have
a bloat-less system, I would think it would be easier to fork your
project from a highly portable bloat-less "acedemic" system like NetBSD
than trying to pare down a bloated "commercial" system like FreeBSD.
> Now, my question...I was drawn to NetBSD because of its small size
> package litter in basic install...wonderful) and its portability.
> I notice the consensus online appears to be that NetBSD is mainly for
> academic use, and that FreeBSD is better for commercial use, especially
> things like servers. Given that you guys are experienced in such things,
> and honest, can you tell me what you think about that? OpenBSD is
> interesting, but it seems to have a lot of hiccups with things like
> I'm not looking at it for this reason.
> Shane Coughlan