Date: 10-10-04 14:17
I have been using SME Server for some years and found it to be a very good / stable distro for small workgroups and businesses (typically my clients)
[Note: SME Server is a Linux distro now hosted at www.contribs.org]
But, for some tasks I wanted a server that performed just one function very well, was quick to install / update and was secure.
I started to use Trustix Linux [www.trustix.org] which is an excellent distro, installs in no time and is very well supported. The Ethos is this - install the minimum, only start services if chosen, only add services if required.
Well, its a great distro but guess what - the community support / updates cease to exist in 2005 :(
So, I started looking at other Linux distros inc Debian / Gentoo however it wasnt long before I checked out FreeBSD. The minimal install reminded me of Trustix, asking only of services I *wanted* and knew about. It 'felt' secure from the start. I then tried updating and upgrading and that went well too.
I decided then that FreeBSD would replace Trusitix in my toolbox forever.