Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2008 20:59 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD "FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance and now can take advantage of multi-core/CPUs systems very well... So well that some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD systems showed release 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed two dozen developers to discuss all the cool details of FreeBSD 7.0: networking and SMP performance, SCTP support, the new IPSEC stack, virtualization, monitoring frameworks, ports, storage limits and a new journaling facility, what changed in the accounting file format, jemalloc(), ULE, and more."
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RE: vm?
by MattPie on Wed 27th Feb 2008 14:31 UTC in reply to "vm?"
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FreeBSD is supported by ESX. They even have a VMwareTools installer.

As for being for the 'real' world, I run production FreeBSD VMs here at work. It doesn't get much more real world than that.

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