On Friday 23 January 2004 10:40 pm, Jeff Elkins wrote: > This is not a troll. > > I've installed FreeBSD 5.2 on a spare SCSI drive and am compiling kernels, > updating ports, etc,etc. Thus far, other than some minor hassles, it's > equivilent to my Debian sid. > > I have to ask: Why FreeBSD rather than Linux? > > Honest question. > > Thanks, > > Jeff
That's a question to which each individual will have a valid, different answer. I think there are "styles" of operating system organization that are compatible with different user mentalities. I could never get an intuitive feel for running/configuring RedHat; and yet there are so many users that swear by it. I could use YAST; but hated the fact that it would overwrite my manual configuration changes. I was comfortable with Slackware; but manually searching for dependencies for apps not included in the distro sucked. Being comfortable with Slackware, testing FreeBSD was the logical next step. Based upon my own use of the computer (multitasking while performing clinical data analysis using PostgreSQL), I found that FreeBSD was more robust. Specifically, apps would become visibly sluggish in Linux while FreeBSD remained very responsive. ...and then there's the license issue -- let's agree to disagree; and let it stop there. Your issues and answers will be much different than mine; but just as valid. "YMMV" has never been more true. Choice is as important as a practical issue as it is as a principle. Best regards, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"