drunk_mexican wrote:I noticed on distrowatch.com that FreeBSD is more popular than PcBSD. Is that because FreeBSD can do everything PcBSD can do and more?
anomie wrote:One more thing: my WAG is you're seeing that because FreeBSD is a very popular server OS.
Brandybuck wrote:Nah, it's because FreeBSD is the basis for PC-BSD. To use an analogy, FreeBSD is plain vanilla, while PC-BSD is plain vanilla with bits of chocolate mixed in. Many BSD users prefer the plain vanilla.
drunk_mexican wrote:I was looking at PcBSD because it seems simpler to use and because it comes with multimedia and flash codecs already. Then I did some reading that FreeBSD is the mother of that "distro" (or whatever they are called) so I was wondering what the difference is.
I noticed on distrowatch.com that FreeBSD is more popular than PcBSD. Is that because FreeBSD can do everything PcBSD can do and more?
Lastly, I understand BSD is not Linux and I can accept that there will be some bit of a learning curve and that is ok it is why I want to do this. What does package management work like in BSD? Does package management work in a similar way as apt-get or yum? Or is it from source and more like Slackware tarballs? In other words do the BSD package managers resolve dependencies for me?
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