Ask stupid questions and you'll get a stupid answers, was: Technological advantages over Linux

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sat Jul 25 15:24:15 UTC 2020

Michael Watters wrote:
> On 7/24/2020 9:39 AM, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > Why do I have to choose between Linux and FreeBSD? Why can't I have
> > both? I also use NetBSD, OpenBSD, Android, occasionally Windows. Am I
> > a traitor? Am I an infidel?

> While it's fun to test out and play with different OSes it makes life
> much simpler if you standardize on *one* platform.  Most organizations
> have standards and policies about what operating systems are allowed on
> their servers.

This is very true. And when it comes to choice between Linux and
FreeBSD (as a company policy), despite my love for FreeBSD and long time
(over 20 years) experience therewith, I find there is very little I can
now rationally present as arguments to choose FreeBSD over Linux.

Very simple questions from the management:

1. If we decide to run FreeBSD on AWS ARM64 instances, how are you going
to upgrade them? Via buildworld on each? Not funny.

2. What if we eventually decide to roll out docker?

leave me argumentless.

Perhaps it's really a question for freebsd-advocacy rather than
freebsd-questions. I might as well move there if too many people are
unhappy with the topic.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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