Freebsd vs. linux

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Sat Feb 12 11:34:05 GMT 2005

Erik Norgaard writes:

> You can find countless comparisons suporting either as superior - just
> the recent mysql benchmark supports linux/gentoo.

I've worked on benchmarks in the past.  Most of them are worthless.

> I think FreeBSD boosts administrator performance. I spend less time
> maitaining my systems and resolving dependencies or debugging, than I 
> did on RedHat, Debian or Gentoo.
> That time is precious, this is where you can save on the IT budget, so
> using FreeBSD is a good investment.

I agree.  These days, I have to depend on my operating systems; I cannot
afford to play around with them for hours, days, or weeks at a time.  On
the production system, every minute of downtime is money lost.  So I
need something simple and reliable.  FreeBSD has proven itself to be in
this category, so I run FreeBSD.


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