Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Linux vs. FreeBSD
by Duane G. Meyer on Mon 28th Apr 2003 21:34 UTC

I just switched away from RedHat to FreeBSD 5.0-RELASE when the BIOS on my last computer frizzled. I'm now using an older system, the memory is the same, but the chip is about 1/3 slower. I haven't noticed a real slowdown in system response which rather amazed me. That along with the easy install and overall polishedness of the complete system is keeping me leaning toward FreeBSD for my desktop. Seems to me there's alot that 'just works' where you have to endlessly tweak a RedHat system.