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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oh another thing
by none on Fri 1st Feb 2002 05:42 UTC

My rantings for BSD.........since BSD is all about careful innovation and conservatism as you would likely say, I'd like to mention soft updates and ports in BSD. Consider when you have a filesystem that's almost full or already full, and you don't even know it... this will catch you sometime.. not to mention how slow soft updates is on IDE drives.. the whole ports/pkgs thing in FreeBSD is sort of ridiculous, if you like spending your day compiling _ALL_ your software and its dependencies, then you may like ports, but from my experience, it has been hell. The dependencies don't always work out well, and given any port, it's not guaranteed there is a pre-compiled package that can be used as well. I usually prefer installing pre-compiled binaries because it's faster and usually, there is no difference in speed if you compile with w/ or w/o optimizations instead