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Date:      Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:36:55 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
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 <rahulrny03@gmail.com> 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.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide

https://bbs.archlinux.org/

https://wiki.archlinux.org/

https://security.archlinux.org/

https://bugs.archlinux.org/

https://aur.archlinux.org/

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

And they are very helpful



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