Fwd: Is Yahoo! moving from FreeBSD?

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Thu Feb 24 17:02:23 GMT 2005

Daniel writes:

> would not these things be worthy of implementing in FreeBSD? this way
> other big companies would use it, pay you guys for it and FreeBSD will
> grow stronger...

There are other obstacles to deployment of FreeBSD in large
organizations.  The main one is a lack of formal, guaranteed support.
This afflicts Linux, also, to some extent, depending on the
distribution.  Even for "supported" Linux distributions, the support is
often very limited in comparison to that available for systems such as
Solaris, Windows, or even Mac OS X.

> making a good OS that runs on cheap, low-end machines is nice, but the
> real money come from companies...

The problem is that the largest companies need more than just a
technically superior operating system.  That's why they are still buying
Solaris and Windows.


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