What's so compelling about FreeBSD?

William Tracy afishionado at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 13:40:22 PDT 2006

Well, thanks for all the replies. I didn't mean to rub anybody the
wrong way, and if I did, I'm sorry. :-P

Up until now, I've basically been running FreeBSD more or less like
just another Linux distro, and was beginning to wonder if I was really
missing out on something by doing that. That, and I thought I'd give
the fanboys a chance to praise their pet OS. :-)

Overall, it sounds like I was on the right track, though. FreeBSD has
its pros and cons, but it's fundamentally just another Unix-like
system. Which is a good thing! ;-)

For the record, I really, really, like Debian (and now Ubuntu). I
understand that there are packages that allow the Debian packaging
system to run on top of the FreeBSD kernel, and I'll definitely have
try that out sometime.

Anyway, FreeBSD is great, and I'll keep playing with it. :-)


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