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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Why - because lower quality is better?

*BSD and gentoo people keep trying to claim that compling from source on the machine that will run the binary is somehow 'better', yet I've never seen any solid argument as to why this should be so.

Therefore people like the sourcecode as base and compiling from sourcecode isn't anything alien to a UNIX or free UNIX derivative.

Compiling from source takes a lot of CPU cycles and memory. Doing so on a heavyly loaded server is generally a bad idea. Being able to update your server without having to crunch away for hours is probably something you want.

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