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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RE: Comment by ishtar
by project_2501 on Mon 30th Sep 2013 21:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by ishtar"
project_2501
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Thanks for posting this... as per my previous posts, I'm really keen to understand this in a verifiable way.

Please can I trouble you to be more specific so that I can also experience the benefits you've mentioned:

1. gaming performance - which games, which OS, which settings, which hardware/drivers

2. security - how can I test "2 security levels"? What do I need to do to compare and test? What should I configure? How should I run a test?

3. stability - what test do I need to run to compare the stability you've mentioned? Is it a test of uptime? Is it a test of kernel or core library bugs under varied load?

4. kernel updates - is there a way to check the other hypothesis isn't true: that the linux kernel not more security holes but more fixes, whereas bsd has the same (or more) but but less fixes?

Thanks - I am genuinely not messing here, I just want to get to the objective facts in a testable way.

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