Suggestions for OS to use behind freebsd pf firewalls.

Predrag Punosevac punosevac at
Sun Mar 2 02:58:53 UTC 2008

eculp wrote:
> I have installed freebsd server in a small company that has approx 30 
> pc's of all sizes, shapes, brands, etc.  They have just realized that 
> a large part of the problems that they had before the firewall was 
> caused by the 30 windows pc's that were connected directly to the 
> ISP's wireless router.  They would like to change the PC's to unix 
> desktops.
> I would like to install FreeBSD or any other bsd but don't feel that 
> we have the drivers available to substitute such a wide variety of 
> hardware.  I would love to be proven wrong.  Therefore I am 
> considering a linux version with a graphic installer that will make it 
> easier to train someone to install on any new machines that they add 
> later.  My problem is that I haven't done a linux install since before 
> FreeBSD 2.2 IIRC and have no idea which version would be the most 
> versatile and has an installer that is basically brain dead simple 
> with most all drivers.  I suspect that I am asking the impossible but 
> you never know.
> I'm sure that I'm not the only person to run into this situation and I 
> would sure appreciate any suggestions.
> Thanks,
> ed
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PC-BSD would be a good choice but stay away from PBI. You may try also 
DesktopBSD, TrueBSD, or RoFreeSBIE.

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