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From OS X to ? - atbd - 29-12-2015

Hi everybody,

I have finally decided to switch from OS X to another unix. I already know arch and play with it since a long time on my 'test computer' ; I love this distribution but it is a little bit unstable for everyday-use I think.

So I look for others unixes and some itch my interest:
- Slackware seem to be awesome but packages management is pretty old
- Frugalware is slack with pacman as I saw?
- Crux, the inspiration of arch and source-based distro. More stable?
- Free/OpenBSD, I never tested those out of a VM but my "new" computer is fully compatible (thinkpad X220). The only missing thing is Skype... These OSes are well known for their stability and intrigue me since a long time (and ZFS is a bonus, at least on FBSD (: ).

Have a nice day


RE: From OS X to ? - xero - 29-12-2015

based on your own comments i'd say go crux if you want linux and openbsd if you want bsd.


RE: From OS X to ? - Wildefyr - 29-12-2015

Crux is as stable as you want to make it. I run nearly all my own packages outside of what's included in opt and core repos.


RE: From OS X to ? - atbd - 31-12-2015

Thanks for your replies. I think I will try OpenBSD, i'm curious. Why prefer OpenBSD to FreeBSD ?
If I want to go back to linux I will go crux.

Happy new year to all nixers (a little early ^^)


RE: From OS X to ? - arcetera - 31-12-2015

here's a rundown of openbsd vs freebsd:

openbsd: security-centered, uses stable packages, and has contributed to every operating system. literally every one.

freebsd: decently secure, but that is not the focus. has more drivers and hardware support than openbsd. uses zfs.

both: have an easy menu-driven installer, use a bsd userland, have both ports and binary packages


RE: From OS X to ? - atbd - 01-01-2016

Thank you for these precisions


RE: From OS X to ? - xero - 04-01-2016

(31-12-2015, 11:02 AM)arcetera Wrote: openbsd: security-centered, uses stable packages, and has contributed to every operating system. literally every one.

nice summation arc


RE: From OS X to ? - atbd - 07-01-2016

I installed OpenBSD on my laptop and i'm discovering it thanks to the handbook & Absolute OpenBSD book.
Everything seems to run well except one thing: I haven't UTF-8 support in zsh and it is specific to this shell. All others have it.

If somebody has an explanation, i'll take it


RE: From OS X to ? - Wildefyr - 07-01-2016

What's the output of:
Code:
locale
and
Code:
locale -a



RE: From OS X to ? - xero - 08-01-2016

open zsh and type
Code:
LANG=
and press tab to suggest completion options for you.

when you find what you want (e.g en_US:UTF-8) add it to your .zshrc
Code:
echo "export LANG=en_US.UTF-8" >> ~/.zshrc