Will the BSD packages ever catch up with linux versions
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It's not that hard to administrate if you understand rc init style scripting. Slackware uses it which prepared me greatly and Gentoo's OpenRC is nearly identical to BSDinit's frameworking.
It's all in the manual.
Easy doesn't always mean better. Just because Linux gets more attention doesn't mean it's more stable, secure, or better on any ground. BSD is developed as a whole world, no pun intended on how you rebuild it from source, to be a single entity with all parts designed to work on the whole. Why else would Sony Computer switch from using a Linux distribution on the PS2 and PS3 (OtherOS) to using FreeBSD 9.x as the base for the PS4's OS?
The devil remark was just teasing. I do administer my systems from command line since 1 year ago because i want to learn more. It just so happens i always used linux. In my usage bsd can be a drop in replacement, but not done with learning linux yet.
I am sure it is not that difficult, but it will require a lot of time on the books.
I just don't want to switch completely because the it part of my business doesn't bring in the money, so more time constraints, but bsd is something i want to get more comfortable with in the long run.
I aso think it is a great system. That is why my main router/firewall is based on freebsd. Pfsense, but that does not help much in terms of learning administration, but i have to say it is rock solid
Last edited by ericson007; 01-19-2014 at 05:42 AM.
Just because Linux gets more attention doesn't mean it's more stable, secure, or better on any ground.
Better is a relative term depending on your frame of reference. Linux does a much better job of marketing itself to the business community than the BSDs. I don't use Red Hat, but, there is no denying that it is very successful. I don't see any of the BSDs ever becoming a billion dollar company. Are there any BSD powered phones?
The BSDs need to do a better job of spreading the good word. If people, businesses don't care about the BSDs then growth will be slow. As you know I am a huge fan of the BSDs.
Yes, iOS is based of BSD just as OS-X is. DarwinOS is based on FreeBSD which is the foundation for iOS and OS-X.
You could even argue AndroidOS and Cyanogenmod both owe their existence to GNU/Linux that owes it's existence to 386/BSD. Direct or indirect, every modern OS owes a great deal to UNIX, including Windows and It's original concept, DOS.