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Date:      Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:03:06 -0600
From:      Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
To:        Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Technological advantages over Linux
Message-ID:  <BAF0D681-7C95-419E-A49C-993F0EA39748@kicp.uchicago.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20200214121620.GA80657@admin.sibptus.ru>
References:  <20200214121620.GA80657@admin.sibptus.ru>

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> On Feb 14, 2020, at 6:16 AM, Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru> wrote:
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> Dear Colleagues,
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> Not to start a flame war. A purely technical question: what
> technological advantages does the modern FreeBSD have over modern =
Linux?
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> Several yeas ago I would say ZFS was a killer feature, but now Linux =
has
> ZFS too, and AFAIK FreeBSD is going to migrate to Linux's ZFS
> implementation.
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> What other features do we have to (persuade the management to) prefer
> FreeBSD for new installations?
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I can not comment on technological advantages, I am just humble =
sysadmin, but I can list a few reasons why I fled my servers from Linux =
(CentOS aka =E2=80=9Cbinary replica of RedHat Enterprise=E2=80=9D) to =
FreeBSD:

1. Updates requiring reboot are rare (twice a year at the most), whereas =
Linux on average every 45 day has either kernel or glibc security update =
=3D=3D reboot

2. Somebody mentioned: no systemd/firewalld madness. Add to that binary =
logs, and config files wrapped in XML garbage instead of plain ASCII.

3. jails, that are slim and efficient and allow me compartmentalize =
stuff better, like splitting server and make parts of that host run in =
different jails.

(and the list continues for me)

Valeri


> --=20
> Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
> 2:5005/49@fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/

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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
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