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Master Geek

# 48135 13-Nov-2009 09:10
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This might sound odd but im researching some OS's.

Can anyone think of some advantages/disadvantages and examples of use for Ubuntu server and FreeBSD??

[Moderator edit (MF): changed subject to something better than "help"]

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Uber Geek

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  # 272630 13-Nov-2009 09:12
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Not that I would be able to help you here, but what are you looking for? What do you want do to/acheive.
A little more background information will help get the advice you need/want.

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Master Geek

  # 272632 13-Nov-2009 09:19
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It's an assignment, i need to research certain OS's but having trouble with specific examples of use and a disadvantage of Ubuntu Server


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Uber Geek


  # 272641 13-Nov-2009 09:42
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Oh, you want us to do your homework for you?! ;)

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Master Geek

  # 272649 13-Nov-2009 09:48
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lol not quite homework. I'm having trouble with the specifics.


I don't want to generalize...

And i just can't plain find a disadvantage for Ubuntu. I haven't had much experiance of use with it.

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 272673 13-Nov-2009 10:44
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Ubuntu - easy to use/install software/maintain. Wide user-base means lots of support. Cloud support out-of-the-box with the latest version. Will be slightly slower than FreeBSD. Power has been slightly sacrificed for ease of use.

FreeBSD - not as easy to use, but definately one of the best server OS systems out there. Some incredibly large servers serving up tb's a day run on it with little problem. It also has some of the greatest minds in networking developing for it, and has the best networking drivers of any OS I have seen to date. Problems with it are the fact that it is a little difficult to use compared to other systems, and not quite as user friendly.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 272889 13-Nov-2009 21:50
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I've heard that FreeBSD is very good at serving databases (file i/o and networking being pointed out specifically) when compared with serving from linux. I'm yet to prove it (and sounds like there may be a chance for that in the mid-term) - but, some hunting around on the internets will find benchmarking results et al.

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