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Hey Fediverse! What's your favorite ? (I only have 4 options here so I picked the most popular ones :/)

Comments are of course very welcome :D

Interesting to see that currently seems to be the most popular in the fediverse. But not that surprising, when you consider how hackfriendly it appears to be.

Also, super interesting to see that seems to be more popular than over here at the Fediverse. Would not have expected that at all. 😺

@raichoo #OpenBSD with #FreeBSD a close second thanks mostly to a recent GHC and alacritty in ports 😬

@vlkrs Maybe I have to give alacritty another shot. I've tried it some time ago and didn't really like it.

@raichoo It sort of grew on me by accident... give it a few days

@raichoo i'd Like to have a "I just want to see the results" option

@holger Currently:
41% FreeBSD
46% OpenBSD
5% NetBSD
8% DragonflyBSD

@raichoo
Old time #Amiga user, so I like supporting Matt Dillon and Dragonfly
I've also used FreeBSD via GhostBSD
Interested to see where MidnightBSD goes too
#RUNBSD

@deFrisselle Yeah, I could only have four choices in the poll so I went with the obvious ones. Dragonfly is REALLY interesting, once they get proper wayland support I'll start doing some hacking there as well :)

@raichoo I couldn't help but pick all 4, but in order of preference:
1. OpenBSD
2. FreeBSD
3. NetBSD
4. DragonFly BSD

Dfly is last only because I haven't played much with it on actual hardware. I need to change that, and doing so might change that order.

@claudiom seems really interesting. I've played with it a couple of years ago. Will certainly try to make work on it once it gets better support :D

@raichoo Also your poll might be a bit biased since bsd.network is run by OpenBSD fellows and quite some devs and users hang around here.

@_xhr_ Not really biased, since I was asking about the fediverse specifically :)

@raichoo My personal Fediverse filter bubble overlaps heavily with bsd persons :P

@raichoo I almost switched my Webserver from FreeBSD to openbsd because of the newer pf syntax ;-) but I am just starting in the bsd-world, so better not switch between them too early...

@sebastian Good choice, just play around with the systems for a little bit and find what feels the most comfortable for you. :)

@raichoo btw: I really recommend the absolute FreeBSD book by @mwlucas for beginners like me! Excellent writing and it gives you a very good starting point and hints to more in-depth literature where you might want it!

@sebastian @mwlucas I have the 3rd edition and a (10y old?) 2nd edition on my shelf :)

@raichoo If I am running a *BSD then I plan to run OpenBSD (or sometimes LibertyBSD). The reason I do this is because OpenBSD seems to be more mature at the moment.

Plus, if I don’t need an application or software (especially proprietary) then I don’t want it. OpenBSD is fairly KISS and makes this an easy task.

The only reason I currently run Debian-based OSes a lot is because application documentation is a lot better.

Plus, Rust applications aren’t fully working on OpenBSD.

@raichoo Well, I'm one who switched from #NetBSD to #DragonflyBSD on a number of machines …

@K0nrad HAMMER is really one of the things that interest me the most when it comes to , sadly I think that documentation is pretty lacking, especially on the HAMMER2 side. Is there any good read on it apart from the manpages. Manpages are a good reference, but a nice introduction with a couple of examples would be a good starter. Played around with HAMMER1 years ago and liked it, but I'd like to know more.

@raichoo The only thing I know of is the mailing list (and archives). Not very helpful, I know. People on the freenode irc channel are generally nice, though.

@K0nrad Yeah, I would honestly prefer reading an article than asking my way through tbqh.

@raichoo running a bsd is very exotic nowadays. I used to have a BSD Server (freeBSD) 17 years ago (only for my personal stuff and some experimental things); then I had to work with solaris (which was cool!) and HPUX (wich sucked). Today I live in a windows world and I have a virtual server with a linux to host my mail etc.

The more I read those BSD related toots the more I think I should give it a try again... thanks for the survey!

@esopriester It depends, FreeBSD is still used quite a lot in the wild, but nobody is making much of a fuss about it. Anyway, running it on a laptop is certainly a bit exotic. I fully admit that, but I'm happy with that decision :)

@raichoo Depends on the use case. But FreeBSD can't really beat the hardware support. OpenBSD ultra secure for high security requirements. NetBSD if i need something to run on anything. DragonflyBSD has HAMMER(2) and that's pretty neat! :)
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