Home > FreeBSD > Unsinkable FreeBSD Rising Unsinkable FreeBSD Rising Eugenia Loli 2004-09-09 FreeBSD 24 Comments Of the 10 most reliable hosting providers in August, Netcraft finds that five ran Linux. One site ran Windows, another, Solaris…and two ran that still-rising system called… FreeBSD. Read the article. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 24 Comments 2004-09-09 5:02 am Yahoo uses FreeBSD as well 2004-09-09 5:02 am the article does not mention how much apple is supporting the freebsd project. 2004-09-09 5:11 am the article does not mention how much apple is supporting the freebsd project. Yeah, just like every Linux article doesn’t mention how much IBM and Novell are supporting Linux. Sheesh. 2004-09-09 5:25 am lets not forget all the suport from SUN 2004-09-09 8:00 am well, trapper you should read the linked article once more. the article mentions how the big players support linux and not freebsd. what the article doesn’t mention is that freebsd is supported by apple and sun. the base of mac osx is freebsd. 2004-09-09 9:00 am While the foundation of Mach OS X is XNU that uses a FreeBSD 5.x framework so that is amongst others uses the FreeBSD network stuff, the kernel is based upon Mach. Very little AFAIK have made it into FreeBSD from Apple sofar. It would be nice to count Apple as a FreeBSD backer but that just aint justified. If someone knows more about ACTUAL code submissions (not just small bugfixes) from Apple folks (except J Hubbard) then please tell me. Apple does not employ people to hack FreeBSD code into FreeBSD (like IBM does with Linux) but rather FreeBSD code into OpenDarwin (the kernel and console userland of Mac OS X). It’s mostly a one-way flow which is a bit sad but perfectly OK according to the BSD license. It is, however, in the spirit of FreeBSD with the dedication to technical excellence and the spreading of good code so one should not forget that. 2004-09-09 10:03 am Yahoo uses FreeBSD as well — part of yahoo runs linux as well. 2004-09-09 10:41 am the article didn;’t say anything new or interesting. same old story: some peopel are using freebsd… and by the way there is a new book you may like to purchase… and the again repeated bsd lineage. more interesting would be to discuss why freebsd is a good server, or how it is being used by large users … 2004-09-09 12:07 pm 5 run Linux 1 runs Windows 1 runs Solaris 2 run FreeBSN I wonder what the 10th one runs? 2004-09-09 12:30 pm The 10th one is probably running NetBSD on a wrist watch or a toaster… – chrish 2004-09-09 1:01 pm according to http://uptime.netcraft.com/perf/graph?tn=august_2004&sample=8&site=… it runs IIS/5.0 on unknown 🙂 2004-09-09 1:05 pm Even though linux is beginning to surpass FreeBSD in many areas, FBSD still has it’s advantages. One being that it is complete. When I ran Linux, each distro usually had some Fatal Flaw that caused me to drop it and find another. After playing the distro-game for a while, I settled on FreeBSD. I like the fact that linux continues to make great strides, but when my machines have to run critical apps – I run FreeBSD. FBSD 5.3-Stable should be out in October, you’ll see a lot of excitement then. 2004-09-09 1:49 pm When I ran Linux, each distro usually had some Fatal Flaw that caused me to drop it and find another.– perhaps you might want to list them. 2004-09-09 2:10 pm You expect someone to keep a running list of fatal flaws with every linux distribution when he tried them? When it could have been years ago? I know I have better things to do with my memory. 2004-09-09 2:30 pm Hi Yes. its much better than throwing unspecific comments in a random fashion. 2004-09-09 3:16 pm its much better than throwing unspecific comments in a random fashion. Where are you when all those ‘Windows BSD’s a dozen times a day’ and ‘With SP2 all kinds of weird stuff started happening’ comments are posted? It would seem any time someone says something not pleasant about the Penguin OS it must be backed by a 720 pp rationale… 2004-09-09 4:16 pm According to netcraft, it says that the server for http://www.athens2004.com is a Linux server running Microsoft-IIS/5.0. Am I missing something here? 2004-09-09 6:35 pm “the base of mac osx is freebsd.” Glad you mentioned that. Which is why you should be talking about FreeBSD supporting Apple, and not the other way around. Apple gets free code, Apple takes away Jordan Hubbard, and FreeBSD gets what out of the deal? The Open Source community gets Darwin, but so what? They want to help, let them open source Quartz. 2004-09-09 7:24 pm Hey Chrish! How’s life at QNX these days? Any chance of trying to penetrate desktop OS market again? 2004-09-09 8:04 pm FreeBSD 5.3, will have network optmizations, a proper threading framework (kse), and ule. Linux is a well designed operating system kernel at 2.6.8, though I personally would like to see a local and network benchmark between FreeBSD 5.3 RELEASE and the latest Linux kernel of the day. 2004-09-09 11:07 pm “According to netcraft, it says that the server for http://www.athens2004.com is a Linux server running Microsoft-IIS/5.0. Am I missing something here?” It’s probably running Windows behind a Linux-based load balancer or firewall. That’s fairly common. 2004-09-09 11:12 pm >According to netcraft, it says that the server for http://www.athens2004.com is a Linux server running >Microsoft-IIS/5.0. Am I missing something here? They just compiled their apache with a the server signature set to IIS. Maybe they spoofed the OS info too and it’s running…FreeBSD 2004-09-10 3:47 am Look the famous benchmark at: http://bulk.fefe.de/scalability/ That’s why I love linux. I use linux on all of my projects, although I can port them to BSDs. Take a look of the screenshots at http://www.leiosoft.com/productscn.htm 2004-09-10 11:44 am http://bulk.fefe.de/scalability/ should prepare to try the FreeBSD 5.3 and NetBSD 2.0 and OpenBSD 3.6 and Linux 2.6.8 benchmarking.. Heard that NetBSD 2.0 has been highly optimized.