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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FreeBSD or Linux ?
by Luan on Sun 3rd Feb 2002 05:53 UTC

I personally use Debian GNU/Linux for now over 5 years. So remember, if i talk about Linux I mean Debian GNU/linux.

I installed FreeBSD two weeks ago. I must say that i am really amazed. The famous VM is really true ! The whole system feels somehow smarter...:-)

Ports are superb, but not the nonplusultra. I really like the way how many things compile so smooth, but there are also ports that do not compile out of the box without fixing by hand (which everyone could manage, if he/she really wants to use a non-MS shit).
Debianīs APT and dpkg is by far more advanced than pkg_tools and the prots tree. Thatīs my personal opinion.

However, i am sure that my next two servers for my clients will be installed with FreeBSD. For server it is perfect (amazing performance !).

For my Desktop maybe...canīt say it in two weeks. At the moment i am using FreeBSD on my Desktop and i am still evaluating.

greetings from Germany,