I am less frustrated, and more focused working on this setup. A big chunk of that is even outside the constant popups in OS X, there’s simply less to be distracted by.
I’ve gone so far as to have to literally switch a cable to move between machines (as opposed to a KVM), to help me train my brain into a different context.
Overall I’m quite happy with the choices I made here.
A nice write-up from someone switching from OS X to FreeBSD, and everything that entails.
I kind of wish FreeBSD were still popular in the server sphere. I mean, Linux is great and all, but diversity would be a good thing. Right now, from my own experience, there are no challengers for Linux on the server; except maybe Solaris on extremely high-end hardware, and that’s for very specialized roles. (Bare-metal servers running giant databases, stuff like that.)
Also too bad the interoperability with Linux filesystems is poor. If FreeBSD had proper read-write support for XFS, I would probably use it everywhere.