FreeBSD provides higher performance, great compatibility OS'S and less system administration.
Why Choose FreeBSD read below and find out why BSD is a better choice.
FreeBSD's developers attacked some of the more difficult problems in operating systems design to give you these advanced features. Keep in mind all freebsd staff are all volunteers.
- Virtual memory and filesystem buffer cache This tunes the amount of memory used for programs and the disk cache. That result in programs receiving excellent memory management and high performance disk access. This why FreeBSD provides better management for HIGH resorcefull programs. And makes a nice platform for companies in the hosting business.
- Compatibility modules enable programs for other operating systems to run on FreeBSD, including programs for Linux, SCO, NetBSD, and BSDI.
- Kernel Queues allow programs to respond more efficiently to a variety of asynchronous events including file and socket IO, improving application and system performance and stedy loads once again.
- Accept Filters allow connection-intensive applications, such as web servers, to cleanly push part of their functionality into the operating system kernel, improving performance. There are plenty of filters and ways to filter content and firewall out unwanted data.
- Soft Updates allow improved file system performance without sacrificing safety and reliability, by intelligently analyzing, caching and rewriting or reordering disk meta-data operations.
- Support for IPsec and IPv6 allows improved security in networks, and support for the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6.
- Handling Loads FreeBSD handles loads much more efficiently than other operating systems. Due to its platform it can run tons of processes and loads will be managed as follows. A system running 356 processes running FreeBSD4.2-STABLE maintains 0.10 0.09 0.01 a Linux system running 240 processes hits loads around the 4.0 ranges maybe more. Not only does the cpu hurt the computer in many ways but causes unwanted reboots, and causes the computer not to work to its best preformance.
- FireWalls FreeBSD has plenty of firewall method of blocking unwanted data from entering your BSD machine. I recomend using ipfw if your new here are some basic ipfw commands. ipfw add 01 deny ip from 127.0.0.2 to any "this would block all ips from 127.0.0.2 to your BSD box.
- More Power Work in-progress includes support for fine-grained SMP locking in kernel, allowing higher performance on multi-processor machines, support for Scheduler Activations, allowing parallelism in threaded programs, file system snapshots, fsck-free booting, network optimizations such as zero-copy sockets and event-driven socket IO, ACPI support, and advanced security features such as Mandatory Access Control.
written by: James Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org all rights reservered 2001