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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Everyone is forgetting stability.
by SuperDuG on Fri 1st Feb 2002 15:41 UTC

I really can't believe that everyone is forgetting to mention how rock-stable yahoo is. Hell it ran hotmail forever and a day before MS came along and forced hotmail to run on windows (side note: anyone else know they had to throw three times as many computers at it because of that?), yahoo uses it, heck ... go to http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html" http://uptime.... anyone else notice that FreeBSD is holding it's own with the commercial big boys? Ahh yes ... also make note that Linux sorta missed the boat there ...
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Here's where I will get the most flack I know. I like um both ... FreeBSD is stable and Linux is fun ... they've both taught me so much. FreeBSD, Slackware, and Debian are all my choices for a server OS for one reason. They all follow the same model, Get the computer up and running minimally after install. Then make it easy to grab everything the user will need. And boom, you have have security because you know exactly what's been installed. You have stability because we all know that you set debian to STABLE for a server ... right?
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Hey ... no matter what ... they're all command line to me :-)
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SuperDuG