Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 23:03 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives There are a lot of options in the Free UNIX market at the moment. Everyone's favorite buzzword is Linux, and Sun is in the process of releasing Solaris under a Free Software license. One family, however, receives less attention than it is due. Berkley Software Distribution (BSD) has grown into almost a complete replacement for UNIX, with numerous enhancements. David Chisnall explains why the BSD family has found its way into a large number of systems and what these systems can do for you.
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RE: Short-sighted and nothing new
by DeadFishMan on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 02:49 UTC in reply to "Short-sighted and nothing new"
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1) all BSD's are performant, portable, and secure.

Donīt want to start yet another flamewar, but I donīt think that any of the BSDs are regarded as excelent performers when compared to most other OSes, with the slight exception of FreeBSD which is highly optimized to the x86 platform, but even then, it canīt touch Linux performance-wise (on the 2.6 series, that is).

But then, I donīt think that performance is everything on an OS experience and Iīm looking forward for a time when Iīll have enough spare time to install and play with FreeBSD. From what Iīve been reading about it, Iīm sure that Iīll enjoy it a lot.

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