On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:13:05 -0700, Jeff Mohler wrote > > > Linux supports more devices than FreeBSD, especially new devices. > --- > > Linux clearly supports many more bugs than FreeBSD as well. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
In one word... stability. Seriously, it's matured better than linux. Based on a codebase tested and depended upon for a lot longer than linux has been around. BSD is here to stay, even if linux is becoming more mainstream. Simply because it works, and has worked for years and years. FreeBSD is an entire operating system. The 'commands' you run (ie: shells, tar, disk utilities, filesystems, etc) are all bundled in the same code as one offering. Linux is a kernel, and a filesystem - each individual distribution therefore consisting of the kernel and various (mostly third- party/gnu) utilities to make up an O/S. Since there's no real central 'standard' set of utilities, each distribution varies not only in what it supports, how it works, but also where and how everything is configured from the install. FreeBSD on the other hand, stays tride and true with the same structure and only minimal variances (ie: sysinstall moved from /stand to /usr/sbin in version 6). On a more personal note, I prefer *BSD to linux because of the simplicity; too many variances between different linux distributions. With linux everyone and their brother has a different distribution out there; differing releases move configuration files to different places, each vendor makes their own package management, etc. I know the same could be argued about FreeBSD vs OpenBSD vs NetBSD, etc... but it's been my experience that linux has no real standard that all distros follow where *BSD does in terms of the userland, and let's face it - the userland is what we all have to work/live with the most. (just my two cents) -- Nathan Vidican [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"