Linux vs FreeBSD for Phoenix?


Netflix uses FreeBSD exclusively - all that video streaming - all that reliability - all that concurrency
Netflix has at least 37% share of internet traffic in North America
Go with success!

before you start read FreeBSD Storage Essentials, FreeBSD mastery ZFS

FreeBSD pdf


Netflix uses freebsd only for streaming, and linux for everything else, I think. And I’ve read somewhere that they are considering to move away from freebsd completely to have a more homogeneous environment.


Concurrent Streaming holding a 37% internet market share Speaks for Itself!

I might add Flawlessly

Don’t let the Facts or Performance ruin your day


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It should exist even before you install erlang-runtime20. Try updating the ports collection tree with portsnap fetch update (or download and initialize it with portsnap fetch extract). You might also want to read this chapter on ports and packages from the handbook.


Just tried TrueOS and I will stay on Linux at least for now.
Funny thing is that installation setup allows to use NVidida drivers (optionally) when I had AMD GPU. :smiley:
Less funny thing is that I need better PC that needs also to be more compatible with Linux and BSD. I had NVidia Optimus and now old AMD and in both cases it’s a hell. First one requires to use all games like: optirun game_executable and second one is probably not supported.
Also I have Broadcom Wi-Fi card that does not work on BSD after installation. From what I saw there are some hacks for it, but from what I read they depends on kernel, so I give up with testing it until I will have another hardware to try it again.


WiFi is a hazzle on nearly every distribution that is not consumer oriented. Also those “workarounds” aren’t any. That’s just how WiFi seems to work :frowning: Even on windows those firmware files are necessary.

The Windows and the more consumer centric linux distributions have mechanisms that allow easier installation of the necessary kernel modules and firmware files. And in case of windows they are also often supported natively by the manufacturers and proper drivers are supplied.

Especially for Broadcom though, licensing is a major problem. My laptop does have one, and they do permit distribution of the firmware files. Therefore in the linux communities there have tools evolved which extract the firmware files from a windows version of the driver, which again has to be downloaded from BroadComs websites due to licensing restrictions.

As far as I can remember, I had to do the same dance for Funtoo, Ubuntu and Fedora on this laptop when I installed the WiFi on them. Only thing I had to do more with Funtoo was to activate 2 or three kernel modules and recompile. But recompiling Kernel is daily business when you start from a minimal kernel as I did.


@NobbZ: In Funtoo (custom kernel setup and compile) I was only need to add modules to autoload and. They are already lots of drivers. I had lots of distributions that works out-of-box and lots that not.