Off topic: NetBSD or OpenBSD for Alpha server ?

Erik Nørgaard norgaard at
Fri May 4 20:02:30 UTC 2012

On 04/05/2012 19:51, Kenneth Hatteland wrote:

> So I checked the 2 other main contenders and just wanted to ask if
> anyone here had an opinion what 2 install of the BSDs ? Or perhaps
> FreeBSD 6.4 is a good choice ( I have not tested Open or Net BSD so
> FreeBSD is my hometurf) The machine will probably be a server to have
> fun with and hopefully learn something from. Perhaps some server role in
> my rig, routing, security etc.....
> Any advise would be nice :)

A few things you could consider:

- which OS seems to be the most active? I recall NetBSD was about a dead 
end a few years ago, but maybe they got back.

- which OS seems to offer you the best learning oportunity? If you're 
interested in security OpenBSD might be a choice.

... but then, why not try both, it's free.

Or consider something completely different? If I had to go BSD, and not 
FreeBSD, I'd go with OpenBSD for the security. But I'd much rather like 
to try a microkernel system like QNX if that would be an alternative.

BR, Erik

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