Linux "equivalent" to freebsd
satimis at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 1 14:36:22 UTC 2007
--- DAve <dave.list at pixelhammer.com> wrote:
> Patrick Bowen wrote:
> > mailing-lists at msdi.ca 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
> >> (http://www.zend.com/products/zend_platform) 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
> >> one to
> >> me please.
> >> We are looking for a platform that will support amd64 extensions,
> >> act
> >> as a console only server and that has a good way to install ports
> >> upgrade. We want something secure and stable. We don't wanna go
> >> Redhat
> >> or any commercial distribution.
> >> I really like the cvsup/make install/portupgrade way of dealing
> >> 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,
> >> check
> >> ubuntu, fedora and Debian, but I wonder what freebsd users
> >> Thanks
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> > Take a look at Slackware.
> > http://www.slackware.com
> > Patrick
> Seconded, if I got to run Linux, I run Slackware (and I have in
> production). If you need it there is a port of Slack to AMD64 called
> slamd64, http://www.slamd64.com/.
> FreeBSD users will appreciate it's simplicity and it's stability.
slamd64-11.0 has issue on nVidia driver, same as FreeBSD 6.2-amd64.
Besides you need to recompile kernel to enable smp technology. Each
time after recompiling/upgrading kernel you need to reinstall the
driver download on nVidia.com. The situation is better than FBSD. I
can't locate driver for FBSD x86_64 on their website, only x_86
available. The onboard NIC fails to work and X can't work properly
However smp technology is already enabled on FBSD.
I have slamd64-11.0 and FreeBSD 6.2-amd64 running here.
I have no knowledge on CentOS. I'm prepared to try it. According to
folks on their forum CentOS supports nVidia chipset without problem.
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