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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FreeBSD All Day
by Marquis on Tue 8th Nov 2011 15:31 UTC
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I use FreeBSD all day, on my desktop I am running 9-STABLE amd64. I have been using freebsd as a desktop for work since 4.2-RELEASE . Before that I was using Debian Potato . I have everything working that I want. I have tried Ubuntu and some newer Linux desktops. but all of the extras they have, do not help me do anything. When I read stories like this where people say Ohh linux is so much better b/c it has accelerated Xorg things I wonder what they hell for . I think its time for gnome to go back under the bridge it came from , ubuntu needs to be forgotten about.

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