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From OS X to ? - atbd - 29-12-2015
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:
RE: From OS X to ? - xero - 08-01-2016
open zsh and type
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