freebsd vs. linux - educated opinions wanted

David Rio drio at
Sat May 17 08:50:00 PDT 2003

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 05:57:49PM -0700, Aaron Peterson wrote:
> i am looking for educated opinions about the following: 
> i began using linux about 5 years ago, mostly because i had heard of it and 
> was curious and because i found a close friend who was already a couple 
> years up the learning curve who could show me around.  now that i've been 
> emersed in the *NIX world a while longer i have built some of my own opinions 
> and heard a great many rumors about the practical differences between linux 
> and freeBSD.  Some of these are as follows: 
> 1. There is better hardware support for linux, and more features because there 
> are more developers. 
> 2. Linux code is often not as well written as freebsd because freebsd 
> developers are more unified, focused and strict. 
> 3. freeBSD is more secure 
> 4. freeBSD is more stable 
> what does linux have that freebsd doesn't?  what does freebsd have that linux 
> doesn't?  what are the security issues that should be acknowledged when 
> deciding which to use for something mission critical in a production 
> environment?  how does one measure/compare stability, and which comes out 
> on top? 

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