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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by ishtar on Mon 30th Sep 2013 17:32 UTC
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Any day of the week, any of the BSDs will beat Linux to hell. It still outperforms it for gaming, for video card support (nvidia anyway, since they're involved in the development and part of the kernel), has much more stability and is two entire security levels higher out of the box than any decent linux distro (and windows). And no constant kernel updates every 2 weeks to address gaping security holes that shouldn't have been there in the first place.

The future of gaming is BSD, not linux. Most games perform way better in FreeBSD than linux. The fact is, FreeBSD is still and will remain better than linux, for a long time.

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