Linked by snydeq on Tue 8th Nov 2011 01:29 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Deep End's Paul Venezia wonders why more folks aren't using FreeBSD on the desktop. 'There used to be a saying -- at least I've said it many times -- that my workstations run Linux, my servers run FreeBSD. Sure, it's quicker to build a Linux box, do a "yum install x y z" and toss it out into the wild as a fully functional server, but the extra time required to really get a FreeBSD box tuned will come back in spades through performance and stability metrics. You'll get more out of the hardware, be that virtual or physical, than you will on a generic Linux binary installation.'
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RE[3]: I agree, 10 years ago.
by edogawaconan on Tue 8th Nov 2011 03:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I agree, 10 years ago."
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I respect your right to use Linux, but what tools are you using that don't exist on FreeBSD? I think for most people, they want what you want, and if they also want the 3D and cool games and all the extras, they can use nvidia cards which are fully supported in FreeBSD.

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