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Byte.com: Servers: Linux 2.4 versus FreeBSD 4.1.1

Feb 05, 2001, 20:56 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

[ Thanks to Moshe Bar for this link. ]

"Now that we finally have the new 2.4 Linux kernel, many penguinistas are sure the FreeBSD cousins will finally stop making fun of them. They had been doing so for a while because, admittedly, FreeBSD has had superior kernel design in areas like virtual memory manager (VM) and networking."

"In fact, some of the world's busiest websites, such as Yahoo and cdrom.com, are relying on FreeBSD to manage the huge load their servers endure day in and day out...."

"Linux 2.4.0 is available for no money. So is FreeBSD. Linux uses advanced hardware, so does FreeBSD. FreeBSD is more stable and faster than Linux, in my opinion. We penguinistas sometimes believe we are having more fun than anybody. But then I lean over the fence and discover the FreeBSD folks are having a hell of a party, too. And their OS is as fast as I have seen."

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