Why Are You NOT Using FreeBSD ?
daniel at digsys.bg
Fri Jun 1 12:33:07 UTC 2012
On 01.06.12 15:15, Kurt Jaeger wrote:
> - Telephony (ISDN to SIP gateways, Asterisk etc) -- I know, Hans
> Petter Selasky is doing wonderful work in that area, I had no time to
> dive into this.
Asterisk (tested up to v 10) works wonderfully on FreeBSD. Mine even
runs in jail. The few gateways to PSTN are external and spread over
distance anyway. There are less and less PSTN physical interconnects
anyway. About any sane telco will provide SIP trunks over TCP/IP so
there is not much motivation for development in that area. Such
connectivity was big thing say 10 years ago..
There is hardly anything FreeBSD cannot do. I tend to avoid proprietary
technologies like the plague (this includes about anything from
Microsoft). For example if one wants an e-mail server, that is better
served in the long run by IMAP+MTA than any form of Exchange, because
you are not tied to one single platform and that vendor's lunacy.
Otherwise FreeBSD runs just fine as server for about any other OS
client, provided those clients use standard Internet protocols.
Things I don't particularly do is use FreeBSD for mobile. I find OS X
way better choice there. When you need to go mobile, you usually need
the highest performing hardware (that is, lower power consumption, less
heat etc) and those things usually are pretty much proprietary for quite
long time. With OS X you get nice UNIX client.. for your FreeBSD
servers, that is. I also find it increasingly tempting to use tablets
for such remote client tasks :)
Another thing I don't use FreeBSD for is CAD. Unfortunately, there is no
AutoCAD for anything but Windows or OS X.
It will sure be interesting to learn what people avoid to use FreeBSD for.
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