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, 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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