Im have bought a $15 computer and am going to run one of these two firewalls. Just after some thought provoking discussion on the two. The only thing I really want to be able to do is VPN in to home to access files. The other stuff these firewalls do is just a bonus to me.
What are you running?
Why did you choose it?
What kind of modem are you running with it? (is it worth getting a Draytek to do pppoa to pppoe?)
What sort of set up, in terms of hardware, do you use for accessing stuff remotely?
Have you used the BLUE/ORANGE networks in ipcop? (is it worth setting up or do red & green do the trick)
Ideally I would like to run on a usb/flash card. Reading over the ipcop stuff they only support flash cards whereas pfsense boots from usb drives. This isnt a defining factor though as the box is will be away from civilization so wont be a bother if its noisey.
There are just so many things to think about and I dont know enough to make an informed decision.