thoughts on UNIX and older systems

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Sun Jan 17 08:13:30 1999

> > Here's an analogy for you:
> >
> > Linux = DOS
> > FreeBSD = CP/M
> >
> > Therefore, Linux will come to dominate the world. So don't worry.
> I'm sorry, but I don't know the vital distinction between the two, and
> would like to find out. As I understand, Linux is somewhat less secure and
> less stable; but what else? And why is Linux less secure/stable?

I've run both since FreeBSD 1.0.0 and Linux 0.98.

In the early days this was more true than today. My best impression is
Linux feels snappier on the desktop with a quicker response under light
to medium load.

FreeBSD seems to handle heavier loads with less problems. You can
really push the load level up on it and still maintain console response
and avoid locking it up.

  Bill Gates is a Persian cat and a monocle away from being a 
  villain in a James Bond movie              -- Dennis Miller||
Received on Sun Jan 17 1999 - 08:13:30 GMT

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