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Is FreeBSD anything like Linux?

     
2:37 am on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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?

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

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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.
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Thanks, LM. No penguin, but as long as it's the same and the Unix scripts will work it's the clear choice.
4:37 pm on Jan 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.