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Offline abit

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pfSense IS awsome
« on: December 04, 2015, 05:24:41 pm »
For YEARS now I keep reading hardware reviews, and people simply note - 'I use this rig to run pfSense'.
I thought to myself who needs this, there is Debian, VirtualBox, OMV, eh...

I was so mistaken.
As for my excuse I am a bit shy of BSD, my inner-geek tells me not to be but in reality I am over my head with Linux-already. 'Retooling' to BSD-only is not an option for me, I am not a Unix 'talent'. I love *nixes, but I am not handy.

So and whatever I finally installed and now using pfSense on a vbox internal network, for about a month.
I am beginning to see, and I just re-designed my networking models.

I believe I am going to drop a bunch of Debian server/service installs in favor of servers/services in pfSense!

This was the long way to say hi, pfSense is awesome, and you guys creating and maintaining this are rock-stars of computing. 
!! KUDOS !!


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Re: pfSense IS awsome
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 05:40:33 pm »
Thanks!

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Re: pfSense IS awsome
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 02:58:01 pm »
Thanks!

I'm just wondering if there shouldn't be a sticky'd thank you thread in the feedback forum.

People do post such messages - https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=94015.0 etc.

And there is genuine interest in "this is how pfSense changed my life" and "what do you use it for?" stories - https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=102961.0 etc.


Myself, I have worked in IT for decade+ and have used pfSense for 8ish years. Until three years ago I was working for SMBs and what I do at home puts the earlier IT company employer's infrastructure to shame. Now I work in the IT department for a school and get excited whenever my boss mentions he is considering pfSense, after my strongest recommendations.


Edit - with perhaps a subtle reminder to this - https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1579
« Last Edit: December 05, 2015, 03:11:17 pm by jonesr »
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Re: pfSense IS awsome
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 12:05:41 pm »

I'm just wondering if there shouldn't be a sticky'd thank you thread in the feedback forum.

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And there is genuine interest in "this is how pfSense changed my life" and "what do you use it for?" stories -

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Edit - with perhaps a subtle reminder to this - https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1579

I think a sticky thread for people to share their pfSense stories is an excellent idea. I have some other stuff to take care of, but consider it on my radar.

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Re: pfSense IS awsome
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 12:09:23 pm »