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Re: NetBSD vs FreeBSD

Hola Julio,

On 08/02/2011 09:37 PM, Julio Merino wrote:
These generalizations are misleading and harmful.  Both systems are very
fast and optimized.  In the vast majority of cases, the speed at which
they perform operations will depend on the workload and benchmarks,
because no single system is faster than all the others in all possible
situations.  You will have to evaluate the systems for your use case and
decide accordingly.

Ok. I've been running all the BSDs under QEMU so I have a general feel of what they're like, but QEMU is very slow so it is difficult to go very far in a comparison. I'm hoping to buy a new computer in the future, when I do I'll take a few days to play with the BSDs before I turn it into my work machine.

In principle I could take a slice of my current disk for *BSD, but dual-booting would mean rebooting and I never reboot my computer.

Personally, I like NetBSD over the other systems because there is a lot
of focus in "doing the right thing" technically, and the community
around it is very smart.  As a result, NetBSD is a very clean and
consistent system.  But this is only my personal opinion!

Ok. Is this something that NetBSD and OpenBSD have in common? I know that they share some history and both seem to have a stronger focus on technical correctness. I've already decided I don't want OpenBSD on my desktop but I am curious about NetBSD.

I'm not overweight, I'm undertall.

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