Linked by Nathan Mace on Thu 31st Jan 2002 18:45 UTC
FreeBSD By now, anyone who is even remotely related to an IT-type position has heard about Linux, and has most likely used it, if only to see what all the hype is about. However, GNU/Linux is not the only "free" Unix type OS available. FreeBSD and its cousins, NetBSD and OpenBSD are all offshoots of BSD UNIX, a commercial UNIX also known as Berkeley Software Distribution. This article will help you learn more about FreeBSD, its differences from Linux, and it will ease a potential migration process.
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by WorknMan on Fri 1st Feb 2002 03:24 UTC

Why choose FreeBSD instead of Linux?
For me, I think FreeBSD may be a little easier to manage because there is only one FreeBSD, whereas there are who knows how many Linux distros.
The documentation you find on Linux (often times outdated) does not always work from one distro to the next because they all do things slightly differently. Some put scripts/files/dirs in different places and many have different configuration utilities and COMPLETELY different package managers.
I don't see that as being as much of a problem with FreeBSD, but I'm not sure, so I welcome any comments.
Another reason I have been considering FreeBSD is because I heard it makes a great web/database/mail server and that's about all the interest I have in *Nix anyway.