“FreeBSD is now my favorite operating system. All my servers run it. Servers and routers I install for family, friends, and clients run it. The embedded systems in my UAVs run it.
Linux was important for me because it showed me the problems with Windows and taught me to appreciate BSD. Had I grown up with FreeBSD, I doubt I’d appreciate it as much as I do.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention PC-BSD. If you want FreeBSD, like desktop environments, and don’t want to do more setup work than you have to, PC-BSD is right for you. It’s basically FreeBSD with X preconfigured for you, some graphical utilities, and PBIs. It’s just as easy to install and use as Ubuntu.
I’m looking forward to playing with the other BSDs too :)…”