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 dominik.holler on Tue 8th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC
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There is a comparison in current issue of http://bsdmag.org/, too.

My pesonal experience for FreeBSD is the following. FreeBSD on firewall, e.g. through the nice gui of pfSense, has same features ahead of linux. But on desktop and on servers , I need a system fast to set up, easy to use, and has predictable and reliable security updates, which is currently ,free as in beer, ubuntu (maybe redhat clones, too)

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