Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Well despite all the claims of "user friendly" Linux distros I have yet to have a single one pass my "is it safe?" test which simulates what my customer would go through with just 3 years of ownership. I take a distro from 3 years ago, install it, make sure ALL the hardware works, then using whatever GUI the system has update it to current. I have YET to have a Linux that didn't puke on its own drivers and end up with a broken mess that can ONLY be fixed with CLI that is above the skillset of my customers, thus making Linux useless.

Have you ever tried Debian? Granted my personal experience is likely to be different from yours and other people here, but I have never had a Debian old_stable->stable upgrade fail. I have had plenty of Debian testing/sid upgrades fail, which is part of the fun of running testing/sid, but stable has always served me well.

As my avatar may indicate, I very much like the *BSD's. That said, I do not think FreeBSD is a good fit for your needs since it is a cli-oriented system that requires a user to read manuals and work directly with the cli to install/patch/upgrade software.

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