my thoughts on FreeBSD

twig les twigles at
Mon Mar 1 13:46:14 PST 2004

> I could be wrong in this assumption, but I think a lot of
> people will
> choose RedHat or SUSE over FreeBSD is in part of the support
> that they
> get from those two vendors, 

Absolutely my experience.  We are a Solaris/Cisco shop primarily
bc of the contracts.  As a big company we have grand poobah
contracts with both companies that will land us a replacement
server/router/switch within a day.  That is a HUGE deal.  Bigger
than Sun hardware being better than i386, bigger than
performance, bigger than ease-of-use, etc..  

With a few exceptions, secrecy is deeply incompatible with
democracy and with science.
     --Carl Sagan  

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