Open Vs Free BSD
cemkayali at eticaret.com.tr
Fri Jun 19 10:29:39 UTC 2009
Well basically, you need to pay for additional security implementations,
and this sometimes costs decrease in performance --- though i think i
can always pay for that...
Kim Attree, 06/19/09 12:16:
> You'll struggle to find a proper apples-to-apples test to prove/disprove those
> statements, but commonly held BSD Lore states:
> FreeBSD offers the best performance, and it supports the most software. It's
> commonly used for web or file servers and desktops. Also, FreeBSD is more
> actively developed than the others.
> OpenBSD focuses on security. It runs on more platforms than FreeBSD, but less
> than NetBSD. Since security is the primary goal, it's excellent for routers
> and secure-by-default servers. Popular desktop applications like Mozilla and
> OpenOffice are supported, but don't expect every other Linux/UNIX program to
> NetBSD runs on just about anything. That's it's primary goal. Since I don't
> have any weird hardware, I've never had a use for NetBSD.
> Kim Attree
> IT Manager
> Playsafe South Africa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Michal
> Sent: 19 June 2009 10:48 AM
> To: misc at openbsd.org; freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> Subject: Open Vs Free BSD
> Someone once said this too me
> "Comparing FreeBSD and OpenBSD, FreeBSD is generally better at disk-related
> I/O whereas OpenBSD handles net-I/O better. No test has been carried out to
> prove this though."
> Every offence to the person which said this, but they are not the best admin
> ever, though they like to think they are (the worst kind I think)
> Can anyone shed any light, the reason I ask is we where debating about a
> network and he said OpenBSD on the network (routers firewall etc) and
> FreeBSD as the app servers (mail, files etc etc), which I can see makes
> sense.but without having evidence it's pointless making a claim.
> Thanks :-)
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