“In my October, Byte.com column I described the new VM written by kernel hacker Andrea Arcangeli. In that article, I promised I would come back to my FreeBSD versus Linux comparison that I ran in my February 2001 column. Many people say FreeBSD has a very good virtual memory manager. As it turns out, I pretty much proved them right in that article. Now, with the new VM engine in Linux as of 2.4.10, things might look different, so I prepared a new test environment for the benchmark.” Moshe Bar benchmarks the VMs between Linux and the previous FreeBSD, version 4.3.
FreeBSD VM vs Linux VM Revisited
2001-11-14 Benchmarks 6 Comments
Why isn’t this guy testing against FreeBSD 4.4?
Why isn’t this guy making the comparison against FreeBSD 4.4?
looks like he is comparing freebsd 4.3 and linux 2.4.12 in the article but I only saw that with a quick glance
FreeBSD is coming right along as is usual. Where Linux is a fiery hot broiler, FreeBSD is a slow roaster. Just look at how many hours it takes to cook a Turkey, you’ve got to take your time and make sure it’s done right. 🙂
I have heard that the BSD OS’s have a package management system similar to Debian’s APT in terms of reliability and ease of use. Can anyone confirm?
It’s called the http://www.freebsd.org/ports/“>Ports .