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FreeBSD Jails Reviews

Jails on the other hand permit software packages to view the system egoistically, as if each package had the machine to itself.

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  • how well would freebsd perform on a development / study laptop?
    In the official handbook read chapters 1-5, 13, & 19 to get oriented. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Distro for a Software Engineer.
    The system that exhibits the best software engineering in its development and in the software packaging process is undoubtedly FreeBSD -- it wouldn't hurt to look at it more carefully. I build all of my desktop (Gnome/Plasma/XFCE) and math and programming languages / editors from source code on FreeBSD using the latest stable operating system release (13.1, soon to be 13.2). See the FreeBSD Journal to get an... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Thinking about setting up a FreeBSD home server.
    I'd suggest not doing any searches, and just using the default documentation. The handbook is what drew me to FreeBSD nearly two decades ago. Not random documentation from different users trying to accomplish the same thing in multiple ways often with little regard to security or functionality. The Handbook isn't without flaws, but it is a excellent unified documentation that covers every basic topic. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Why are there three versions (12.4, 12.3, 13.1) out?
    Something like: I would recommend you to get familiar with this page which explains in detail the answer to your question and while at it you can learn more about FreeBSD here - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Documentation is such an important habit but there are little to no examples showing HOW to format or even do documentation. How would you explain or demonstrate your method of documentation?
    I reference this a lot for ideas in formatting and setup: - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • FreeBSD on an asus eeePc
    Check out the official handbook and read Ch 1-5,12, & 18 to start. Depending on your wifi you may need to figure a workaround or consider a USB dongle. The official forums are helpful as are many open-source forums for how to configure or workaround certain wifi hardware. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • new user hopefully?
    Also checkout the official handbook and official forum first to have questions answered. This community is pretty helpful so long as a user makes an effort to find an answer to a question, especially if there already is an answer. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Is LFS (Linux From Scratch) a good way to learn how GNU/Linux works from a low level perspective (not kernel level)?
    And there is always the best documentation out there, the FreeBSD handbook : - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Linux noob here
    It's not a Linux but it is another Unix-like OS. The advantage of FreeBSD is that it is extremely well documented and even comes with an online Handbook that pretty much can teach you anything you'd want to know. Messing with FreeBSD was how I got comfortable with CLI. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Is FreeBSD for me??
    Since you've already installed Arch and Gentoo, installing FreeBSD is not a difficult task. They have a guided installer similar to archinstall which makes installation simple. The Handbook covers pretty much everything you need to know regarding installation, network configuration, setting up an X server, etc. This should be enough to get you started. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Shutting down Ethernet interfaces on Unix?
    Adding to what has been said, FreeBSD's official handbook is not only worth reading but should be your first stop for getting questions answered followed by the forum. While the FreeBSD community is helpful they take pride in their handbook & value users who make an effort to find the answer before asking. Nothing personal towards you, we all had to have a start somewhere. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Freebsd for the very first time
    Id suggest you start here . The FreeBSD handbook will be your best friend. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • FreeBSD Handbook Improvement Survey
    In a general sense, and a lot of commands are the same, but they are very different for a lot of stuff. Compare to and you can see the large differences. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Some concerns regarding Debian
    If you ever want to get over your fear of the command line, you can do what I did. There is an operating system called FreeBSD that I cut my teeth on. It's stable and secure as hell and is also devoted to open source software. It has its own versions of much of the the same software Linux has, although it doesn't have Steam so you wouldn't be playing any modern games for a while. What it does have, however, is a... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • From macOS to FreeBSD
    > It is sort of sad but BSD is bad at publishing news and tutorials. Say what? - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Thats the dream
    Eh, I gave very different use cases, maybe a real world example: documentation, yes, should be walls of well formatted consistently structured text. Maybe an example to highlight, the FreeBSD handbook: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Starting little homelab serv, need advice around minimal requierement for ZFS / K3S
    Give it a try, the handbook is a great start, read some parts which interest you. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • No idea about Tech. But challenging myself to be tech savvy in the next few months.
    No problem. Unix is a multi-user operating system that is usually associated with servers, although its becoming more popular on desktops. It was developed in the 1970s and is an AT&T Trademark, so people use clones of Unix, with the two most popular being Linux and FreeBSD. Both support a wide range of hardware and can be installed on PCs and single-board computers like the raspberry pi. My preference is for... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Question for home partition.
    The FreeBSD Handbook describes the limited ext4 filesystem support offered by FreeBSD, so your home partition may need to be migrated to another filesystem, UFS, ZFS, etc. UFS enjoys better support on Linux than Ext2/3/4 does on FreeBSD. Make sure your User ID numbers align to the same user name on both systems to avoid permissions issues between both systems sharing a directory. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Help me get started
    The handbook is your single best resource (start with chapters 2-4, 12, 15,18-20), with the forums being a close second. If you ask questions that are already answered in the handbook, you will be notified sometimes politely but often times aggressively by the community, so please always consult the handbook first and be ready to explain to others why the handbook confused you or didn't help you. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Trying bsd as power arch user
    The documentation is excellent and generally outclasses any Linux offerings. The Arch Wiki is pretty good and the Gentoo handbook also way above average, but neither beats FreeBSD's documentation. You need to know where to look, though. Don't go for the FreeBSD Wiki - it's a resource mainly for the developers and is often horribly outdated. Take a look at the manpages, they are much superior to what you're... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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