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Date:      Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:19:50 -0600
From:      Steven Malone <quantafac@ubiquitous.ninja>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Technological advantages over Linux
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In-Reply-To: <20200214121620.GA80657@admin.sibptus.ru>
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Victor,

While this may not be a technical response, I have had immensely better
experiences managing a FreeBSD server than a Linux one. The primary
difference in my experience has been around system upgrades. When
updating Linux I have had all sorts of applications start failing after
the a simple package update. I do not have this problem when updating
FreeBSD, it has been much more reliable for me. I have also seen similar
results from system upgrades, Linux upgrades have broken my system
countless times. I have never had a FreeBSD system completely tank after
an upgrade. Not saying it would never happen, but it has been so much
more stable I avoid Linux where-ever possible. I am sure there are
technical reasons for this, probably having to do with the way FreeBSD
manages itself as a complete OS instead of a collection of bits around a
kernel.
I think Michael W. Lucas puts it best "FreeBSD lets me sleep at night."

On 2/14/20 6:16 AM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> 
> Not to start a flame war. A purely technical question: what
> technological advantages does the modern FreeBSD have over modern Linux?
> 
> 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.
> 
> What other features do we have to (persuade the management to) prefer
> FreeBSD for new installations?
> 



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