FreeBSD & Linux distro

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at
Tue Feb 19 11:20:03 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 11:48 +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > Hi.
> > How FreeBSD differ from any Linx distro like Ubuntu?
> by not being linux at all.

FreeBSD is more a server than a desktop system. Ubuntu particularly is
more of a desktop.

That said, because it is a server its a hell of a lot more stable. I
know of an old server that was up for over a year and half without
rebooting. That has its drawbacks in that the fancy software like in
some multimedia takes longer to become available, but as an X box it'll
run better than others.

For reference, FreeBSD doesn't run linux software- it uses different
software distributions. But it can run some using a built in emulator-
but not off the bat, it has to be installed the "BSD way".

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