FreeBSD supports a lot of drivers and has binary packages. I used it for a year, and my sole regret is having moved away from it.

The others have less ports, and OpenBSD is way worse with drivers. FreeBSD also has a Linux emulation layer, but IDK the details.

You'll enjoy reading man pages, universal Ctrl+T for reporting progress, no *-dev pkgs BS. IIRC, ports are fairly fresh.

Other than that, I'm no expert but I'll try answering any questions.


@cadadr awesome thank you! I was thinking freebsd, but hearing your opinion has cinched it. When I get *around* to installing one, it'll be FreeBSD

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