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

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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RE: A few comments and additions
by Drumhellar on Fri 27th Sep 2013 06:59 UTC in reply to "A few comments and additions"
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"The system can be updated with the FreeBSD-update command."

The command is "freebsd-update" (all lower case).

Heh. I sometimes mess that up on the command line, too.

Thanks for all that info. Some is new to me, some I left out 'cause the article was getting kinda long.

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