Really. I just switched my servers back to FreeBSD after a year running various linux distros (had to get up to speed with them and learn various software interactions for work). I also have a 2003 server for "other things" but I can pay for that monthly.
90% of them are identical to linux. After all, Linux is an attempt at a unix like OS. FreeBSD being full on Unix is much more resilliant and capable though. Additionally with everything being in a set place you'll know where to find configuration files.
I truly believe it is the easier non-windows OS to spring form while also being the more powerful and able of them.
well i need to wait till a friend brings over some blank cdrs for me ( im not buying a pack of 25 just for a few cdrs i need ) and maybe i will give it a go, see how i feel with it, on a diff note can it be used as a desktop os too, or is it more suited to server role ?
the more i read it comes down to two OS's slackware and freebsd, and quite a few are using both, now i dont kow wether to use freebsd for server and my laptop, or use slackware.........sigh - on a plus side all the reviews i have been reading praised freebsd but go on about a drive geometry bug, can someone fill me in on that? what excatly does it not see right ?