Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Feb 2011 11:09 UTC
Debian and its clones Oh glorious day! After two years of development, one of the prime Linux distributions has pushed out a new release - Debian 6.0 'Squeeze' has been released. The most fascinating aspect fo this new release is that it includes Debian/kFreeBSD s a technology preview, which fascinates me to no end. Of course, there's a whole lot more, including a brand new website for the project - the first major redesign in 13 years.
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RE[3]: kfreebsd
by lucas_maximus on Mon 7th Feb 2011 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: kfreebsd"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

phoronix will do it soon anyway.


Their benchmarks aren't appropriate for a server OS which is what FreeBSD is best known for ... they don't do things like database performance or how many web pages it can server under load etc.

It will have some encoding benchmarks like last time and a benchmark of SQLite (WTF).

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=debian_kfreebsd_...

The benchmarks are not relevant for FreeBSD ... which is most known for being a very fast server OS (small companies like Yahoo, Sony etc use it for serving their webpages).

Edited 2011-02-07 19:51 UTC

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RE[4]: kfreebsd
by Barnabyh on Tue 8th Feb 2011 12:13 in reply to "RE[3]: kfreebsd"
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

Interesting in this context is the experience when DistroWatch switched from FreeBSD to Debian in September 2007 after a DDoS attack. http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20070924#sitenews
Debian was way faster to install and set up which was important to get the site back online, but regenerating the hit rankings every evening with a cron job took 40 minutes on FreeBSD and 130 mins. with Debian 4.0.

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RE[5]: kfreebsd
by TheGZeus on Tue 8th Feb 2011 13:06 in reply to "RE[4]: kfreebsd"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I believe the Linux kernel was notably slower than FreeBSD's at that time, but has caught-up (and surpassed it in areas) at this point.

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