Suraj Kushwah

Time to move on FreeBSD


First of all FreeBSD or any BSD is not Linux or its distro. According to -

FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

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Why FreeBSD over GNU/Linux?

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Why not OpenBSD or NetBSD?

OpenBSD is know for security, but for the sake of security it is slower than FreeBSD. Also it's not very user-friendly. It's good for servers, but I think FreeBSD is much more focused to being good desktop alternative. Which makes it my first choice. Also I like the FreeBSD logo more than OpenBSD logo. Now Some people can argue on this and will make some valid point. But I will give FreeBSD a shot first. May be in future I try OpenBSD on my server.

Issues I am expecting

The very common issue on any BSD is application support.

I believe I will, Because I know how to live with basic command line tools. My requirements are very limited, I hardly use any GUI program. I read some articles where soydevs were ranting about why they hated FreeBSD because they can't run atom editor. I think this is not a issue of FreeBSD, the community is excellent and I believe I should choose FreeBSD because it's good, instead of hating it for not having enough users.