freebsd vs. linux - educated opinions wanted

Ruben de Groot fbsd-q at
Sat May 17 07:18:31 PDT 2003

On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 08:53:08AM -0400, MikeM typed:
> On 5/16/2003 at 9:00 PM David Kelly wrote:
> |On Friday 16 May 2003 07:57 pm, Aaron Peterson wrote:
> |[...]
> |>
> |> 1. There is better hardware support for linux, and more features
> |> because there are more developers.
> |
> |Better hardware support? I don't confuse "support of more hardware" with 
> |the claim of "better hardware support." So what if by some chance 
> |FreeBSD doesn't support some oddball reverse-engineered proprietary 1x 
> |CDROM hardware interface that Linux supports?
>  =============
> In my experience, I had to switch my media server from FreeBSd to Linux due
> to the lack of full support for the 3Ware IDE RAID card in FreeBSD.
Really? I have a 3ware ATA RAID adapter which is working without any 
problems. Did you have

device twe

in your kernel?


> I would have much preferred to keep the server in FreebSD due to the better
> "coherency" of the BSD's.  But I'm not going to put 320GB of media files
> onto a server dependent upon a IDE controller that is not supported by the
> OS.
> I would hardly call the 3Ware IDE RAID controllers "oddball".  IDE RAID
> arrays are presenting a valid, cost-effective alternative to the SCSI RAID
> arrays in many implementations, especially once the serial-ATA drives start
> shipping en masse.  An excellent server OS like FreeBSD should provide
> proper support for those controllers.
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