Best Server OS for Someone That Does not Want to Touch a Shell on a Regular Basis?

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at
Mon Sep 5 14:20:26 UTC 2011

How well does it work to use binary packages only to maintain a FreeBSD 
web server in general (I am thinking of package availability, but also 
and in particular as a quasi-automated updating tool)? I noticed that in 
the past few years, updating softwares through ports has been requiring 
more user intervention, due to the way some dependencies are being 
updated from one version to the next. Would using binary packages allow 
to avoid more such user intervention?


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