Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Mar 2008 16:38 UTC, submitted by irbis
FreeBSD "The next major update of FreeBSD 7, due this December, is in the running to be one of the most impressive FreeBSD releases to date. The ULE scheduler has now reached maturity, leading to significant gains across the board (particularly in server workloads). This new scheduler brings notably impressive performance improvements to both MySQL and PostgreSQL. In the first section of this article, I'm going to take a look at what's new. In the second section, I will discuss what the future holds for FreeBSD beyond the upcoming FreeBSD 7.0 release, including screen shots of the revamped FreeBSD installer 'finstall'."
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RE: Benchmark
by Chezz on Fri 7th Mar 2008 05:35 UTC in reply to "Benchmark"
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Nobody has confirmed or verified this yet.

Kris' benchmarks were up to date until FreeBSD 7 was released ;) He cannot test for future releases! Oh one more thing If you u like to compare new stuff (like 2.6.25-rc4) then you must try FreeBSD 8 ;) So, let's not rush like Slashdotters by submitting "an update" as if Linux is going to die because of this.

Of course, such challenges between open source devs is always welcome, it will delivier better products. But if Piggin is just trying to kill the news about FreeBSD then he's just wrong. Jeff and Kris has been in contact with Linux devs and discussed these issues for the past year to improve and point out weaknesses. So, when someone just appears in one day to prove that Linux is l33t and better is just .....

Edited 2008-03-07 05:45 UTC

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