[sdnog] Freebsd is not Linux ?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Fri Mar 27 05:03:30 SAST 2020

On 2020-03-27 05:32:26 (+0800), Sander Steffann wrote:
> Philip Paeps wrote:
>> When you install an open source operating system, you also install an 
>> open source culture.  With FreeBSD, you install a predictable 
>> culture: progress will be steady but upgrades will be uneventful and 
>> your deployment will be easy to understand and maintain.  With Linux, 
>> you install a culture of surprise: progress will be fast-paced and 
>> every six months or so, most of your deployment will change 
>> drastically.  Unless you have the manpower (and the willpower!) to 
>> keep up with the pace of development, upgrades will be full of 
>> surprises and fraught with peril.
> I have been annoyed by how slowly new features become available in a 
> steady culture, and I have been annoyed by random stuff breaking in a 
> fast-paced culture. It's a choice that depends a LOT on the context of 
> where the software is being used :)

I know which of those annoyances I prefer on my servers. ;-)

>> But clearly, I am biased. :)
> Obviously ;)

The world wouldn't be much fun if everyone agreed on everything!


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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