Yay! Victory RevServer runs on FreeBSD with Linux Compat installed.

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Apr 19 12:43:01 EDT 2011


Kee,

The three big BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD) are all great. In 1999, I
worked with NetBSD servers, this year, I went on to build myself a FreeBSD
server and my knowledge from 1999 was instantly transferable. Things are
where they should be. It is very easy to configure and secure a FreeBSD
server. I think it will take me one or two hours to put a complete server up
and this includes building all software from source packages.

I will try to talk to people at RunRev during the conference and see if I
can get them interested in an experimental build for FreeBSD. It can be
unsupported, all I want is an engine that runs.

If you check on the netcraft reports for the top 3 most stable hosting
companies in the world, you will see that they are all running FreeBSD (they
might be running FreeBSD and providing Linux virtualized for their clients
with Xen or something like that but the host OS still FreeBSD)

Cheers
andre

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Kee Nethery <kee at kagi.com> wrote:

> I've not used FreeBSD but two data points.
>
> A guy in the building where I live runs an online business that gets lots
> of hack attacks and he long ago switched to FreeBSD for his servers because
> in his experience it is way more secure than any of the Linux distros.
>
> Secondly, a friend of mine who has held high level behind the scenes
> technical networking positions for a very large company (to say he knows his
> stuff is an understatement) has been involved with FreeBSD for years because
> he appreciates the security reviews and completeness of the code that gets
> submitted into FreeBSD. It's what he runs for his personal servers.
>
> I have no idea how big the market is for FreeBSD installations of LiveCode,
> but the OS has an excellent reputation as a server.
>
> Kee Nethery
>
>
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