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Date:      Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:36:55 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <>
Subject:   Re: Questions About
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On 11/27/17 13:28, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Mon, November 27, 2017 11:03 am, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>> On Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:04:16 +0530
>> Rahul raj <> wrote:
>>> How Different Bsd operating system from Linux ?
>> 	That's a very big question.
> Small question, but calling for big answer ;-) I certainly am not as
> knowledgeable as Steve O'Hara-Smith is. I just would add Linux refugee
> prospective.
> Over 5 years ago I started seriously looking which system to migrate Linux
> servers to. The reason (one of them) was: on average you have to reboot
> Linux every 45 days. There is either kernel update or glibc update, so you
> have to reboot. Compared to that FreeBSD only has updates requiring reboot
> about once a year. Recently there were other big turns Linux took which
> very many who use Linux dislike a lot (systemd, firewalld, and friends).
> This can be considered question of taste, but for me that just confirmed I
> was right when decided to flee servers to FreeBSD. My favorite CentOS
> Linux (aka binary replica of RedHat Enterprise) became more like MS
> Windows, and farther away from UNIX IMHO.
> Good luck making right choice. You can install two systems on the same
> machine, and start using both, then you will make your own choice based on
> your own experience. If it is server I would strongly recommend FreeBSD
> (or any of close relatives like NetBSD). If it is workstation, it may be
> simpler to install FreeBSD based TrueOS (formerly known as PC_BSD). I,
> however, preferred a bit more works and have FreeBSD on my workstation and
> on my PC laptop.
> Steve mentioned FreeBSD handbook. I would say, FreeBSD is the best
> documented system IMO.
> Just my $0.02
> Valeri

Actually Arch Linux is the best documented system.  FreeBSD has nothing 
that is even close to the docs on Arch Linux site.

And this doesn't even account for all the mail list not the IRC channels

And they are very helpful

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