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In Favor Of FreeBSD On The Desktop

snydeq (1272828) writes | more than 2 years ago

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snydeq writes "Deep End's Paul Venezia wonders why more folks aren't using FreeBSD on the desktop. 'There used to be a saying — at least I've said it many times — that my workstations run Linux, my servers run FreeBSD. Sure, it's quicker to build a Linux box, do a "yum install x y z" and toss it out into the wild as a fully functional server, but the extra time required to really get a FreeBSD box tuned will come back in spades through performance and stability metrics. You'll get more out of the hardware, be that virtual or physical, than you will on a generic Linux binary installation.'"
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easy no copyleft (1)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | more than 2 years ago | (#37981290)

well lets see, maybe because there is less hardware support, and less software, and there is more active development for linux. it goes back to the licenses, bsd encourages people to take your work and not share, while the gpl requires you play nice. besides it is on desktops ever heard of OSX? which also proves my second point.

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