Linux vs. FreeBSD vs. ????
Posted on 1997-02-11
I've been searching 'comp.os.*' and 'comp.unix.*' for critical comparisons between the PC based Unix ports that are available -- Linux and FreeBSD in particular. I haven't had much success!
I'm not after a great amount of detail. Just some general impressions by some who has tried both.
I'm planning on upgrading my disk and using the additional space to install Unix on some new partitions in addition to my current WIN95 operating system.
Want comparisons (pro/con) in the following areas:
1. Ability to co-exist and share files with WIN95 (separately bootable) ie can read and will not mess up the WIN95 file system!
2. Ease and flexability of installation
3. Stability on 486 based machines
4. Speed of operation
5. Compatability with commercial Unix systems
While not a Unix expert, I do know my way around operating systems in general. So you don't need to pull any punches in responses...
Many thanks to anyone that can help with comments or pointers to