Open Vs Free BSD

STeve Andre' andres at
Fri Jun 19 10:45:03 UTC 2009

On Friday 19 June 2009 04:47:35 Michal wrote:
> 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 :-)


What does it matter?  If you aren't happy with the speed of either system
you can get faster hardware.  You should worry about which system is best
for YOU, not how fast it is.  Playing the speed game is a never ending.

--STeve Andre'

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