[buug] tired of redhat, and i want something new to play with

John de la Garza john at jjdev.com
Sun May 4 09:54:24 PDT 2003

consider slackware


it is actually a bit like BSD but it is Linux

it has a simple package management system

On Sunday, May 4, 2003, at 12:53 AM, mikron wrote:

> hey folks,
> for a wide variety of reasons, I am sick of red hat linux, and I want 
> to try something else for some of my home systems.  any suggestions?  
> I am thinking of trying debian or freebsd; both seem to have plenty of 
> software available.
> Some quick questions:
> 1) How does debian stack up to rpm based distros?  does it use 
> runlevels, or is it more bsd like in startup/shutdown?
> 2) How much of a learning curve is there for freebsd coming from a 
> linux environment?
> 3) How widespread is *bsd or debian in the corporate world?  besides 
> yahoo, anyone else use bsd?
> 4) In 50 words or less, why you use debian(or freebsd).
> Thanks for your help,
> Mike
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