Linux "equivalent" to freebsd

Pablo Mora bidjan at
Thu Mar 1 00:47:56 UTC 2007

mailing-lists at wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry this question is a little off-topic...
> We've been using Freebsd for many years and all of our servers are running
> freebsd.
> The only thing that is a pain with freebsd, is poor commercial support :(
> We are running in a situation where a customer needs Zend platform 3
> ( which won't be available for
> freebsd until the end of the year...
> So I will need to setup a machine with linux.
> I don't know much about linux distributions, could someone recommend one to
> me please.
> We are looking for a platform that will support amd64 extensions, will act
> as a console only server and that has a good way to install ports and
> upgrade. We want something secure and stable. We don't wanna go with Redhat
> or any commercial distribution.
> I really like the cvsup/make install/portupgrade way of dealing with
> software installation and updates and I am looking for something equivalent
> on a linux distribution.
> Could you recommend a distribution you are using in production, we've check
> ubuntu, fedora and Debian, but I wonder what freebsd users recommend...
> Thanks 



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