mueller23 at insightbb.com
Fri Jun 1 06:29:42 UTC 2012
On 29 May 2012 20:06, <phnxcs_rep at lycos.com> wrote:
> I am moving away from MS products due to security a nd stability
> concerns. Below are the machines I use and would like to know which
> version of FreeBSD will work best with each. The computer s are used
> at home and away, for e-mail, preparing documents, databases, an d
> spredsheets, as well as, web browsing and some begining programing
> (Perl, C, HTML, and Assembely I think).
Eitan Adler responded:
> I don't know much about the specifics but for a desktop computer I
> would go with either FreeBSD 9 or PC-BSD (perhaps with the intel kms
I'd say go with FreeBSD 9.0, either 9.0-release or 9.0-stable snapshot.
I ddon't see any advantage in FreeBSD 8.x or earlier.
One thing I didn't like about FreeBSD < 9 was distribution sets broken into floppy-sized chunks (base.aa, base.ab ...)
which is no longer the case with 9.0.
For C programming, you have the choice between gcc and Clang.
I like Gnumeric spreadsheet.
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