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: I'll stick with Linux.
by foregam on Tue 8th Nov 2011 15:24 UTC in reply to "I'll stick with Linux."
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Paired with the fact that some BSD's need Linux emulation to get mainstream software working [...]

These days this is mostly Flash, which, with some luck, will disappear gradually with HTML5. Being a Linux and BSD user, I quite like the capability to run any odd binary I come along. But yeah, you're quite right, BSDs do lag behind Linux desktopwise. I wish NetBSD in particular would make up its mind whether it wants to be another idiot friendly Unix or not.

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