Selling FreeBSD

Bruce M Simpson bms at
Thu Jun 5 15:50:47 BST 2003

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 02:49:08PM +0100, Jon Mercer wrote:
> Two things strike me about that! Firstly, Linux is a pain to administer 
> with all these variables, whereas FBSD with the ports collection is an 
> administrators dream!

Absolutely. Although it has to be said - RPMs have much going for them;
they tend to be fire and forget. Writing them isn't too difficult. But
it's still not quite the same as having a complete system which one can
build from source.

> threaded applications, such as H323 proxies in telecoms. It seems that a 
> RH9.0 with a preemptive kernel (2.5.x-one-million) can handle threads 
> much better, but I've never seen a comparative with FBSD, only with 
> Linux of a lesser version. Comments?

Yes, we're playing catchup at the moment.


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