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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scalability
by none on Fri 1st Feb 2002 05:05 UTC



i believe the writer of this little article conveniently forgot to mention how well freebsd scales with smp. as i understand it, work is going into it for -current, but a 5.0-release is still quite a while away. in -stable, there is no support for kernel level threading. so anyways, -current is _definately_ not suitable for production level servers. <sarcasm>this writer has definately convinced me that i will be running oracle on freebsd instead of linux because this writer thinks freebsd is _cool_ and _conservative_ and all around better than linux</sarcasm>