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Old 03-02-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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*bsd VS linux


NO This is not a question to fight over which is superior...................................................
..............rather *BSDs have been around for a long time ( 20+ yrs ) i guess....
.......but why has it not been accpeted widely as linux has been ................
i thot some company wud take the source and close it and build a commercial OS(ya..like OSX) and it wud gaim more accpetance than linux as
1. it has good very good documention(compared to linux) a
2. more stable (dont flame me--- i myself use linux) and 7 years with out a bug (OPENBSD)int the default install(i hope linux cud go 7 days with a bug---again *dont flame* me ... i know it will be fixed by the F/LOSS community and linux (kernel)is updated almost every week...but that record is impressive.)

1.how many processors can a *BSD scale at max(linux -32,solaris-128)
i blive the release cycles take years (correct me if iam wrong) unlike linux and the projects dont accept code frm outside
all bsd guys out there temme why???
 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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i have read netcraft ....thats precisely why iam asking this question
 
Old 03-02-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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try that again in english this time...
 
Old 03-02-2004, 12:37 PM   #4
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Yikes, if you want people to understand your post, use paragraphs and proper punctuation. That hurts my eyes just trying to read it.

A few points.
1.) OpenBSD has not gone 7 years without a bug. The website (www.openbsd.org) says it has gone 7 years with only 1 remote hole in the default installation, and their definition of "remote hole" is pretty narrow. Suffice it to say, there have been plenty of bugs in OpenBSD.

The difference is that OpenBSD audits their code vigorously and tries to stamp out an improper code practices. The OpenBSD philosophy is that proper coding practices reduces bugs, and since all bugs are potentially security holes, it also reduces security holes.

Now, I am a fanatical OpenBSD user and I have it on most of my systems, so I'm not bashing OpenBSD by any means. I'm just saying that it's not even close to accurate to believe OpenBSD never has bugs.

2.) Why hasn't *BSD caught on like Linux? Because BSD users tend to be mature developers with professional jobs and they use BSD for work and commercial products, not as a hobby. They don't try to "evangelize" like Linux users do.

*BSD is actually wildly popular in some areas, such as networking appliances, routers, etc. Most of the big router companies (Juniper, Cisco, etc) either use highly modified versions of BSD for their operating systems, or they followed one of the BSDs very closely when they wrote their own custom OS. *BSD is also in most network appliances, such as load balancers, IDS systems, e-mail gateway firewalls, etc...

*BSD tends to be used a lot in commercial products, because it doesn't have the potentially sticky licensing problems that GPL code and Linux have (the BSD license essentially lets you do anything with BSD code as long as you include the BSD copyright notice).

All right, that's the last time I answer this question. Search the archives next time!
 
Old 03-02-2004, 02:35 PM   #5
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Many believe, although I am not sure if it can be substantiated, that the BSDs did not take off like Linux did due to their legal wranglings when Linux was in it's infancy. If the code in the BSDs had been safe at that point, who knows which way things would have gone. One thing about your post too, you seem to confusing several versions of the BSDs and ( to confuse this sentence ) several BSDs versioning systems. The BSDs do not make as frequent releases as the Linux kernel by numbers, but in actuality they make many. You normally track a CVS branch with the BSDs, and thus may recieve many updates weekly in fact.

I am primarily a Linux user now for two reasons: 1) because a lot of the work I am doing is Linux-based, 2) PaX ( but, that is another story ). I used OpenBSD for years, and also have a very fond spot for NetBSD. If I ever lack the need to develop pure Linux-based tasks, then I will most likely head to NetBSD. In fact, if I had more than one system, I would run NetBSD on one -- however, I am not buying another system just to run two OSs, and I am not constantly booting between OSs.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd...bsd4linux1.php

I think that pretty much sums it up.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 08:51 PM   #7
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Old 03-14-2004, 09:33 PM   #8
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I think he was going for this.....
http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd...bsd4linux1.php
 
Old 03-15-2004, 02:53 AM   #9
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Thumbs up

yes I was, sorry folks, and thanks benji
 
Old 03-17-2004, 03:14 PM   #10
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I have been migration all my clients servers from LINUX to FreeBSD

There have been some learning issues for me, but it seems a natural thing to do.

Only down side is that the Linux boxes I made just seem to keep running.

SO I have only got about one year working with FreeBSD.

I always welcome new and improved systems and now I have to upgrade some clients on some SuSE 6.3 and Samba 2.0.5a Server with Windows98 workstations.

I did one as a beta test onyl to find out that WindowsXP Does not like the Domain, and futhermore is does not want to work well either.

the old \\ip_number\share_name, since the old drive mappings would not work.

I will try to look into this better, But I found with FreeBSD 4.8 and the newer version of Samba it was not a problem with browsing the Network shares.

I am very busy but I will try to log on to the forum from time to time to see if you all can be helpful in this quest to make Technology more reliable and less expensive.


Thank you all for your cooperation in advance.


Peace late Out.....
 
  


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