Future of FreeBSD 7.0 and up

Dwight Smith dsmith_60 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 28 19:38:50 UTC 2007

Good morning,

My name is Dwight Smith, and I only had a question or two in terms of the 
future useability of FreeBSD. I have used it on and off and found it to be a 
great UNIX operating system for servers, but my only major concern was the 
amount of time it takes to prepare a server such as an Apache Server with 
PHP and MySQL support as opposed to a Linux system which is what I am 
currently using now as well as my company. I guess my question is that will 
the ease of building or installing software for FreeBSD ever streamline to 
where you do not have to do as many steps and text config file entries? What 
had me curious to asking this is this article I read about a review on 
FreeBSD 6.2 (http://www.softwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/67/) The 
reviewer had a lot of criticisms that seemed harsh, but at the same time 
raised some valid points. I only ask this question as I would like to see 
FreeBSD get the same recognition as Linux as FreeBSD is a powerful OS that 
should not be overshadowed and I hope it doesn't cause it saved my IT job 
many a times when a server crashes and I have to piece together an old PII 
with 32 MB RAM and install FreeBSD with Samba. So thanks in advance for your 
attention in this and I wish all of you the best.


Dwight Smith
Computer Coordinator
Christ Second Baptist Church

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