On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 09:03:20AM -0600, Lonnie Cumberland wrote: > > I am still somewhat confused as I have been looking at FreeBSD which I > think is VERY good and have also recently been able to boot up the > OpenDarwin 7.2.1 as well, but never could get the Darwin 8.1 cdrom to > install.
If your desire is to purchase a commercially supported server then an Apple Xserve would be hard to beat. I think you misunderstand the purpose of Darwin and would be better served with FreeBSD. > If I follow these messages correctly then it appears that FreeBSD is > just as good as Darwin although I had expected that the inclusion of > the CM kernel integrated with the FreeBSD kernel along with various > other improvements would have made the Darwin software better. I think you are spending too much time keeping score on minute details and not enough time on the big picture. > One thing that I can tell at the moment is that the FreeBSD OS seems > to have better support for hardware since Darwin (Apple) if very > specifically targeted to chosen hardware and also they seem to use > these Carbon libraries for getting things to run which I do not kow > where to locate more information on them. No, Carbon has almost nothing to do with Darwin. Carbon is the API which runs on top of Darwin (not a part of). Aqua is implemented in Carbon, Carbon runs on top of Darwin. Carbon is not a part of Darwin. > I would still like to do some more testing to get a better feel for > what Darwin can offer, but the bottom line is that all of these are > directly related to FreeBSD and are stable and fast compared to other > non-FreeBSD related OS's. Testing: good idea. Speed: the slowest machine is one that is down. Top-posting: Frowned upon among traditional technical communities. You'll get more out of these communities if you learn how to trim replies and insert your comments in the appropriate places. -- David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] ======================================================================== Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"