Linked by Drumhellar on Wed 25th Sep 2013 22:02 UTC
FreeBSD

I've been a big fan of FreeBSD since I first acquired 4.4 on 4 CDs. By that point, I had already spent a lot of time in Linux, but I was always put off by its instability and inconsistency. Once I had FreeBSD installed, it felt like a dream. Everything worked the way it was supposed to, and the consistency of its design meant even older documentation would be mostly applicable without having to figure out how my system was different. There is a reason why in the early days of the Internet, a huge portion of servers ran FreeBSD.

But, that was a while ago. Since then, Linux has matured greatly and has garnered a lot of momentum, becoming the dominant Unix platform. FreeBSD certainly hasn't stood still, however. The FreeBSD team has kept current with hardware support, new features, and a modern, performant design.

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good article, good update
by benali72 on Thu 26th Sep 2013 16:30 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

Thanks for the good update on what's going on in BSD world. I use Linux and the commercial Unixes (AIX, HP/UX, Solaris) so it's nice to know what's happening on the other side of the fence.

I've tried PC-BSD several times on home PCs, but have had little luck with it. PC-BSD is a noble effort but the developer team is so small that bugs don't seem to get fixed very fast. I hope to get time enough to try FreeBSD sometime.

Cheers.

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