Author: Joe Warner
Date: 08-08-00 06:28
1. Ease of use
2. Rock solid stability
3. Application installation made easier through the ports collection. Just cd to the directory of the application you want to install and type "make install", the OS does the rest. Currently, I think the number of ports applications you can install is up to 3900. Packages are almost as easy to install with the /stand/sysinstall utility.
4. Linux binaries/libraries come standard with FreeBSD, allowing you to run Linux applications on FreeBSD. You can't run FreeBSD apps on Linux.
5. After using Linux, you'll find that FreeBSD just makes more sense. It's set up and
acts more as a cohesive whole. Everything's set up in a more logical order.
6. I think support for FreeBSD is better, since there's only 3 flavors of the BSD OS. FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD. Even though most Linux distributions are
merely just a different set of apps wrapped around the same kernel, there are
differences, like the installation processes that can make obtaining free support
a little more difficult to obtain. Especially, if it's a fairly new distribution.
7. FreeBSD isn't a UNIX clone like Linux.
Well, obviously, I could go on and on. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. But, like me, I'm betting that once you try FreeBSD, you won't want to switch to anything else.
Good Luck! 8^)