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Is FreeBSD anything like Linux?
Marcia




msg:908646
 2:37 am on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm accustomed to Linux/Apache and have a choice between FreeBSD and NT. Are the *nix compatible scripts compatible and the same to install?

What are the differences?

 

littleman




msg:908647
 6:50 am on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Foe web hosting you really won't see the difference.between Linux+Apache and FreeBSD+Apache. Everything will seem the same to you. When you get inside the shell via ssh or telnet they will be a little different, but if you are just FTPing you'll never know the difference. FreeBSD is suppose to be a superbly stable OS and a fantastic memory manager. I'd run away from the NT box.

Marcia




msg:908648
 7:36 am on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks, LM. No penguin, but as long as it's the same and the Unix scripts will work it's the clear choice.

bird




msg:908649
 4:37 pm on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

As a "casual user", you'll find that almost any two unix based systems by different manufacturers are much more compatible to each other than any two Windows systems by one single manufacturer... ;)

In fact, this impression will get even stronger when you start programming for those boxes. The main differences will surface on a system administration level, where many configuration files either have a different format, or are located in different places.

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