Suggestions for OS to use behind freebsd pf firewalls.
eculp at encontacto.net
Sun Mar 2 13:04:58 UTC 2008
Quoting Schiz0 <schiz0phrenic21 at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM, eculp <eculp at encontacto.net> 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
>> 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.
> 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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