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Re: NetBSD vs FreeBSD
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Alex Goncharov
> 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.
This seems like a common misconception. Under NetBSD/Xen, NetBSD
itself can only use a single CPU, but the Xen hypervisor itself can
use all of them. So your VMs can have multiple CPUs and the
hypervisor will schedule them correctly.
I agree with one of the other commenters about NetBSD doing the right
thing. Part of the reason I love NetBSD is because it seems clean and
well designed. FreeBSD just doesn't have that same feeling to me. In
fact, the only reason I ever use FreeBSD anymore is if I need ZFS, and
I can't use a Solaris derivative. While it's a fine OS, it just
doesn't have the same feeling of "done right", although it's miles
ahead in that area compared to Linux :).
Since this is all personal opinion, take it with a huge grain of salt,
especially since my first true *IX love was OSF/1 / DEC UNIX / Tru64,
so I'm sure that marks me as crazy :).
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