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I feel like distro-hopping again.

I was thinking of trying Gentoo (Arch is too mainstream, meh), but I came across an article on FreeBSD and realized that I'd never tried a BSD.

Any of you use BSD as a desktop OS? If so, which one? The laptop I'll be running it on is about four years old now, and there's no nVuDiA shit there, so hardware compatibility shouldn't be an issue.

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    One of my friends tried bsd... He almost gave his life up soon after due to difficulties
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    Have been running gentoo for a long time now, it's package management is seriously good, it's just a bit hard to learn.

    If you're up for the challange it can be everything you want it to be.

    (For me it's the performance gain while enabling extra security and the packages are way more up to date than most distros (if they arent doing it yourself is a breeze compared to debian)).
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    I also considered trying out a BSD lately. in the end I didn't but I would have went for OpenBSD eventually. Among all others it is the most secure and stable one while still having a reasonable userbase. I remember FreeBSD being insecure af by default so nothing I want on my daily driver laptop. DragonflyBSD looked very interesting and good but I didn't see the selling point for a desktop OS on a laptop. NetBSD had a too small userbase for me to try out a new OS I'm not confident with. I didn't even considered TrueOS (for no particular reason though) so yeah maybe take a look on that one.

    in the end I chose void linux btw and I am pretty content with it. it has a great package manager (actually developed by one of the more prominent BSD guys), runs fast and stable, has no proprietary repos enabled by default and the main selling point for me was it doesn't depend on systemd but uses runit instead.
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    DevRant. The only place where Arch Linux can be called "mainstream"
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    @GieltjE i want to try gentoo, but I can't even get ethernet to work on the live usb FeelsBadMan
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    @host127001 what ethernet chip? If it works on other distros gentoo should work (might require a kernel module to be loaded)
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    @GieltjE I am pretty sure I need to load e10001, but it doesn't seem to work. Same on gnewsense. But then again I have no idea of stuff like that so I must be doing something wrong.
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    @host127001 do you mean the e1000(e)?
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    @GieltjE I am pretty sure there was a '1' at the end. But I can't check right now because I have no internet yet in my flat
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