Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Fri 13th Jan 2012 03:44 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

license war aside. I think FreeBSD trades blows for features and compatibility with any other OS out there. all it lacks is the performance lead you get from optimization.

most benchmarks will show FreeBSD stuff lagging behind par. but all in, this is still a really crazy and wonderful place for such software to be. and it is lead by a small organization.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 04:21 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

all it lacks is the performance lead you get from optimization.

I remember plenty of times that the FreeBSD guys have shown our beloved Linux kernel up for performance. And our Linux kernel devs have had to scramble to close the gap. (IIRC, FreeBSD 7 was a good example.)

Although I disagree with that particular point in your post, I have to wonder why anyone would mod it down. I get the impression that the level of irrational vitriol (as opposed to... err... rational vitriol) on the OSNews forums is even greater than I remember it to be. And I would not have thought that possible.

I'm wondering if I should stay or go elsewhere. But you know how it is with watching train wrecks in progress. ;-)

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