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 lx3hf on Mon 28th Apr 2003 23:58 UTC

Greg 'groggy' Lehey: compared to Linux:


* In my experience, Linux is not as stable as FreeBSD. I run a couple of Linux systems in my home network, and though they don't have much work to do, they tend to have software problems which require rebooting much more often than the FreeBSD systems. One machine regularly has hangs in the IP stack due to what look like memory leaks. From my last job I know a number of high-profile Linux hackers, but none have been able to help diagnose the problem.

This is exactly same as in my experience; it's why I dumped Linux and fell in the love with FreeBSD.

=> I still don't understand... if Linux is not as stable as FreeBSD, why would you run COUPLES of Linux and willing to reboot it again and again. Why don't you just wipe it and install your FreeBSD? Linux vs FreeBSD ?