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Re: NetBSD vs FreeBSD

,--- You/Daniel (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:12:48 +0200) ----*
| The poster says that NetBSD is faster.

Since it was in response to my explorations: no offense to the NetBSD
users and developers, but after trying to use NetBSD for a while, I
had to turn back to FreeBSD, completely.  The performance of my
desktop environment has never been an issue for me, and if some
programs run 5% slower on FreeBSD, why would I care?  (But they
probably not, in recent FreeBSDs).

In my experiments, FreeBSD proved to be an altogether better
environment, with a superior developer support (just more people in
the project, perhaps).

But NetBSD technical lists are useful to watch, so here I am, even not
planning to use NetBSD again.

| Does anyone here agree/disagree? 

I have seen no reason to agree.

,--- You/Daniel (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:16:37 +0200) ----*
| Isn't Xen just a virtual machine like QEMU, VirtualBox, etc? What makes 
| Xen special that people here talk about it while they don't talk about 
| QEMU and VirtualBox?

VirtualBox works well on FreeBSD, and was significantly easier to
configure than Xen on NetBSD when I used that.  Also, that Xen (about
three years ago) used only one processor of a dual processor machine
-- I didn't like that at all and my Xen was quickly gone.

-- Alex -- --

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