freebsd vs. linux - educated opinions wanted

David Kelly dkelly at
Sat May 17 20:07:04 PDT 2003

On Saturday 17 May 2003 10:28 am, MikeM wrote:
> Please note that I make the difference between "able to run" and
> "fully supported".  I was able to get the 3Ware controller to run on
> my FreeBSD box.  But with 320GB of data at risk, I need the "fully
> suported" attribute to be enabled.
> Believe me, I'd much prefer to run the media server on FreeBSD.  And
> I'd switch it over to FreeBSD in a heartbeat when/if the 3Ware
> controllers (and associated utilities) are fully supported.

So in other words, "3Ware IDE Raid" was the most important component of 
your server, irrespective as to whether other RAID solutions were 
available or better supported.

In all honesty I can think of only one hardware item which is fully 
supported under FreeBSD, but I'm sure their must be. Very very little 
by Linux. To be "fully supported" one must be able to call the name 
brand's customer support hotline and get specific FreeBSD support.

The hardware I'm thinking of is the products produced by Soekris 
Engineering, . Not that Soekris provides a 
FreeBSD with their product or anything like that, but because I suspect 
most Soekris customers are using FreeBSD. Including myself.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
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