Yay! Victory RevServer runs on FreeBSD with Linux Compat installed.
bobs at twft.com
Tue Apr 19 12:58:47 EDT 2011
My take on FreeBSD was that it was a very promising non-mainstream OS but never caught on large scale. There was talk, if I am remembering right, about Sun suing anyone who made anything that looked like Unix for a while there. I think that scared a lot of people off. I'm glad it still lives.
On Apr 19, 2011, at 9:43 AM, Andre Garzia wrote:
> 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)
> 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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