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Unix Review: BSD Roundup

This article is a quick overview of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD with some brief notes about history, installers, Java support, security, and choosing a BSD.
From an end-user perspective, you're not going to see a big difference between the BSDs. As an admin, there are some interesting features exclusive to each BSD that might be enough to sway your decision. I should also mention that I found the documentation for each project to be excellent, and I would strongly advise against asking questions on any of the BSD mailing lists until you've RTFM'ed.

The article does have a slight error: NetBSD is not based on FreeBSD. And it makes no sense to install audit-packages by default, since no packages are installed by default with NetBSD.

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