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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by benali72 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 04:09 UTC
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The reason I don't use FreeBSD is complexity. It's a really great project with excellent software and documentation. But it has the old unix philosophy of RTFM. Well, I don't care to RTFM when I'm on my own time. I do enough of that at work.

I tried PC-BSD in response, since it's supposed to be easier to use and more friendly. But it wouldn't boot on my machine due to the fact I have mixed controllers (both SATA and PATA). So that nixed that. Back to Ubuntu and Puppy for me!

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