[ale] [OT]FreeBSD Resources

Chris Ricker kaboom at gatech.edu
Wed Feb 25 01:02:16 EST 2004

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Bob Toxen wrote:

>   4. Extremely high performance is required.  The last I checked
>      BSD has higher network performance.  Unless one needs sustained
>      gigabit speeds this does not matter.  This may not be true
>      as of the 2.6 Linux kernel.  This assumes that the SysAdmin
>      understands performance so well that he won't introduce
>      inefficiencies.

This appears to a well-circulated meme, but I've never seen anything 
substantial backing it. Do you know of anything?

>   5. Extremely high security is required.  There's been some Linux kernel
>      security problems in the past few months.  This assumes that the
>      person configuring the system is such an expert that the minor
>      security differences between Linux and Unix are more likely to be
>      a problem than a configuration error on the part of the SysAdmin.

Most of the BSDs have also had kernel security issues recently.


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