On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 02:03:20AM -0700, Mark Edwards wrote: > So, how about it? Is the concept of running this off of Ubuntu being > easier than FreeBSD just a pipe-dream? I have messed with Debian and > Ubuntu, but never tried to run a server off of either. I would love > to hear from people who have been down both roads, whether there is > some sense to it, or if I should just stick with FreeBSD.
A good way to make the right decision would be intensive testing of the systems you don't know (Debian/Ubuntu). Install them, read about them, see how they fit your needs. >From my experience, running a server using a Debian-based system is a lot easier and safer (as long as you choose one of their "stable" releases). You get a well-tested set of software that does not change if you don't want it. Installing the latest security fixes is as easy as typing "apt-get update" followed by an "apt-get upgrade". The downside with running "stable" is that after a while the software will be somewhat outdated. This is not a problem for servers, but many people don't like "old" software on their desktops (Debian-Stable aka "Sarge" comes with Gnome 2.8, for example). This is one of the problems that Ubuntu tries to solve: they try to get a new release done twice a year. A quite common answer to the question "which distribution?" is: Debian-Stable for servers, Ubuntu for workstations. hth, Uwe _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"