Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD "FreeBSD 7.0 will be the next release of FreeBSD, and is the first major release in 2 years. It's due out some time later this year (currently in pre-release and available for testing). FreeBSD 7.0 brings major changes to the BSD and open source operating system landscape." This document [.pdf] describes all the changes.
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Before Linux 2.6
by pllb on Tue 30th Oct 2007 13:34 UTC
pllb
Member since:
2007-04-30

Before Linux Kernel 2.6 FreeBSD outperformed Linux in nearly all aspects. 2.6 brought big speed improvements. I've also heard they got these speed improvements from a FreeBSD kernel hacker who switched to Linux..whether that's true or not I don't know.

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RE: Before Linux 2.6
by kkenn on Tue 30th Oct 2007 19:02 in reply to "Before Linux 2.6"
kkenn Member since:
2007-08-06

"I've also heard they got these speed improvements from a FreeBSD kernel hacker who switched to Linux..whether that's true or not I don't know."

Well no, it's not true, but nice try there.

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RE: Before Linux 2.6
by nick on Thu 1st Nov 2007 03:22 in reply to "Before Linux 2.6"
nick Member since:
2006-04-17

Before Linux Kernel 2.6 FreeBSD outperformed Linux in nearly all aspects.

That's incorrect. Linux 2.4 was far more scalable than FreeBSD 4 (which has a single lock), and was also faster at many single-thread operations (although slower at some too).

I don't suppose you really have any data to back up this claim anyway.


2.6 brought big speed improvements. I've also heard they got these speed improvements from a FreeBSD kernel hacker who switched to Linux..whether that's true or not I don't know.

Whoever you heard that from is either an idiot or a liar. Even if a dozen FreeBSD kernel developers had been working on Linux 2.5 full time (which there weren't, I don't think there was a single one), then they still couldn't have contributed all the improvements in 2.6.

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