Freebsd vs. linux
norgaard at locolomo.org
Sat Feb 12 11:12:08 GMT 2005
> "Linux is inferior to FreeBSD, and yet it is taken more seriously
> because of the atmosphere around it, despite its technical inferiority"
You can find countless comparisons suporting either as superior - just
the recent mysql benchmark supports linux/gentoo.
This kind of comparison is hardly relevant today, it is almost always
cheaper to throw more hardware on than trying to get the most of what
you have - just how many more machines could you have bought for a
I think FreeBSD is superior, not necesarily in every line of code or
every technical detail, and not necesarily in raw performance, allthough
this is often claimed.
I think FreeBSD boosts administrator performance. I spend less time
maitaining my systems and resolving dependencies or debugging, than I
did on RedHat, Debian or Gentoo.
That time is precious, this is where you can save on the IT budget, so
using FreeBSD is a good investment.
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