Selling FreeBSD

Paul Richards paul at
Thu Jun 5 17:35:28 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!
> Secondly, why would companies choose Linux over FBSD with that in mind, 
> it's completely counter intuitive IMHO. One factor that strikes me 
> relates to a contract I've recently been on, and it's to do with highly 
> 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?

Linux has better thread handling than FreeBSD for 4.X, a lot of work has
been done to have really good threads in 5.x but it's not up to production
quality yet (neither the threading nor 5.x).

Tis a wise thing to know what is wanted, wiser still to know when
it has been achieved and wisest of all to know when it is unachievable
for then striving is folly. [Magician]

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