NetBSD 5.0 looks cool
masoom.shaikh at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 07:21:02 UTC 2010
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:00 AM, Mark Shroyer
<subscriber+freebsd at markshroyer.com> wrote:
> On 2/18/2010 10:32 AM, Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri wrote:
> > How about these bench vs FreeBSD?!
> > http://www.netbsd.org/~ad/50/img11.html
> > http://www.netbsd.org/~ad/50/img13.html
> > http://www.netbsd.org/~ad/50/img15.html
> If those numbers are characteristic of the operating system's overall
> performance, then that's a really impressive leap forward for NetBSD.
> That said, I use FreeBSD mainly on small, individual servers; as we all
> know, there's a lot more that goes into selecting a server OS than raw
> performance numbers. Stability, security features (like the ability to
> run Apache jailed with whatever random, potentially insecure CGI or PHP
> applications one must install), and ease of software installation and
> maintenance are important too, and for me FreeBSD excels at these things.
> But between these massive performance improvements, and its mature Xen
> compatibility, and the fact that they evicted Sendmail from the base
> system in favor of Postfix, NetBSD really has my attention. (In fact
> I'm setting up a VM right now so I can get a feel for how NetBSD +
> pkgsrc handles as a server.) Now if only it had jails...
> Mark Shroyer
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bullets on this slide are particluarly interesting
20 secs from boot loader to GDM prompt
4th bullet is quite not clear what "Unified kernel image for x86" means
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