Suggestions for OS to use behind freebsd pf firewalls.

eculp eculp at
Sun Mar 2 13:04:58 UTC 2008

Quoting Schiz0 <schiz0phrenic21 at>:

> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM, eculp <eculp at> 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
> Ubuntu Linux. It's very windows-users friendly, and has a graphical
> installer. It's based on Debian Linux. It also is a  LiveCD, so you
> can test hardware before actually installing it to the HDD.

Thanks, I'm going to give it another try after SUSE.


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