David Kelly wrote:

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

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.
No, mostly we were just trying to look at the state of current OpneSource OS's to try and get a feel for the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Also, not to be brash, but if I am missing the point of Darwin as you say, then please help to clarify this for me as it is the fundamental reason for this whole thread and I would really like to know what the purpose are so that we can make informed judgments on FreeBSD and Darwin..

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.
Not really trying to keep score but again looking for the strengths and weaknesses of FreeBSD vs 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.
This is always a good idea when evaluating technologies I think.

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.
thanks for correcting my accepted behavior on the mailing list and I will try to improve in future posts.

Thanks and have a good day,

Lonnie T. Cumberland
OutStep Technologies Incorporated

"Open Source...... opening the doors for the future in the world of today...."

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