HI I am interested in getting a copy of Free BSD. I am also wondering if
Linux is comperable to this program.
In the sense that it's a free UNIX, yes. In the sense that it's the same
variant of UNIX (sysV) then no.
I believe FreeBSD is much more "organized" as compared to Linux, with
respect to support, and source code. Linux may be more popular though,
so this might attest to its satisfactory performance. In my case, I'd
choose FreeBSD anytime.
Most definitely. The organization was one of the primary reason FreeBSD
got started here. A friend of mine liked the distribution system more
than linux, and got hooked.
I know of several FreeBSD Web servers (including mine) that are doing an
The usenix review also pointed out FreeBSD showed the best network
Yes, but they did berate performance/caching and Pentium processor
use across all three systems. I think it would be neat if we were the
first to get some advanced techniques into place.
Is your program more easy to
set up than Linux?
About as easy. A group ant Stanford who published a paper for Usenix
thought that Linux was the easiest to install, then FreeBSD and Solaris x86.
I really feel FreeSD is easier... Don't know how that report came to
show that result.
Both Solaris and FreeBSD crashed during the initial install on a hardware
hangup. We should make boot -c mandatory.