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.

DonŽt want to start yet another flamewar, but I donŽt 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 canŽt touch Linux performance-wise (on the 2.6 series, that is).

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

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