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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A long term user's thoughts on FreeBSD
by mlankton on Mon 16th Jan 2012 13:15 UTC
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I've been using FreeBSD since 2.2.5 or 2.2.6, which is going back to the mid 90s sometime. My previous experience had been on Digital Unix, followed by Linux.

I've always liked FreeBSD better than Linux. Take this for what it's worth, one man's opinion. FreeBSD has always been much cleaner and spartan under the hood. Back in the day there was a demonstrable performance edge with FreeBSD, although that is probably no longer the case.

FreeBSD is for someone who will appreciate a simple, uncluttered unix. It's also an os that will require you to roll up your sleeves and make it the way you want it to be, which is less true of Linux nowadays with all the work that's gone into the install and user experience in the various distros.

I hope there is always a FreeBSD. It's reassuring to have a constant, simple, rock solid unix variant with a single vision of where its going. It's kind of like an old friend.

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