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Date:      Sat, 20 Mar 2021 17:23:04 -0700
From:      Weaver <weaver@riseup.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OS to replace FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <64237deaa306d2fc2c9ea41e916395b9@riseup.net>
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On 21-03-2021 10:05, Fongaboo wrote:
> I see there have been a ton of responses to this already. I could be
> wrong, but I'm going to assume most of it is OS-wars. I don't have
> time to pour through it all. If I'm off-base and out of context,
> please forgive me. But wanted to offer my experience:
> 
> After nearly two decades of self-hosting DNS/mail/web on a FreeBSD
> colo, I decided I couldn't give FreeBSD the focus and energy it needs
> to be properly maintained.
> 
> I've found that Debian was the most comfortable to transition to and
> is a bit more painless to keep updated and patched. I've just
> completed a Debian box running NSD, unbound, Apache, Postfix, Dovecot,
> Postfixadmin & Roundcube.
> 
> If you want to email me directly, I documented the whole process. I'm
> willing to share my walkthroughs.
> 
> 
> Fong
> 
> 
> On Fri, 19 Mar 2021, Jerry wrote:
> 
>> With the soon-to-be release of version 13 of FreeBSD and the EOL of
>> FreeBSD 11.x, I will need to invest in a new OS. Due to FreeBSD?s
>> unfortunate inability to squash bug
>> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=237666, l am left
>> with no choice but to seek out a new OS. I need a bare-bones system
>> that can run a mail server, Postfix with Dovecot, and a few other
>> utilities.

Plus 1
I run Debian unstable on a production machine, and it's far more stable
than any Windows box.
I wouldn't be using it to run my business otherwise.
Use the stable release for servers, and it's hard to go wrong.
In the apt.sources list enable non-free and contrib. and you will have
access to any firmware required for just about anything out there.

Very much looking forward to BSD experiences, however.
I remember an install of TrueOS when that was still happening, and it
was as solid as a rock.
The house felt as though it was anchored by it.

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155392-international-space-station-switches-from-windows-to-linux-for-improved-reliability

https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3024

https://www.zdnet.com/article/to-the-space-station-and-beyond-with-linux/

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/gnu-linux-chosen-as-operating-system-of-the-international-space-station

https://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Open-Source-Insider/International-Space-Station-adopts-Debian-Linux-drops-Windows-Red-Hat-into-airlock

Cheers!

Harry

-- 
`The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but
 because of those who look on without doing anything'.
 -- Albert Einstein



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