Linked by Drumhellar on Wed 25th Sep 2013 22:02 UTC

I've been a big fan of FreeBSD since I first acquired 4.4 on 4 CDs. By that point, I had already spent a lot of time in Linux, but I was always put off by its instability and inconsistency. Once I had FreeBSD installed, it felt like a dream. Everything worked the way it was supposed to, and the consistency of its design meant even older documentation would be mostly applicable without having to figure out how my system was different. There is a reason why in the early days of the Internet, a huge portion of servers ran FreeBSD.

But, that was a while ago. Since then, Linux has matured greatly and has garnered a lot of momentum, becoming the dominant Unix platform. FreeBSD certainly hasn't stood still, however. The FreeBSD team has kept current with hardware support, new features, and a modern, performant design.

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So both of you dont agree that the Linux driver model could be better?

I have never said it couldn't be better but I don't agree that it's fundamentally broken and that Linux isn't stable.

Is it not acceptable that people thinks the Linux driver model is not good, and could be done better?

You're free to think whatever you want and I'm free to disagree. You may notice a distinct lack of thought police at your door.

Linux can not have flaws?

Oh, it has flaws alright but so does every OS.

The source code is far from good?

I wouldn't know, I haven't look at it much but I'm sure it's better than what either of us could do.

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