FreeBSD vs. Linux – 5 Factors When Considering FreeBSD vs Linux – Package Management

Linux vs. FreeBSD - Package Management

The popularity of package managers permeates all Unix distributions. Yet there are subtle differences in the approach that Linux vs. FreeBSD take in handling packages. How does Linux compare to FreeBSD’s way of managing packages? We have identified key points to consider in the software lifecycle management of both in the article below.

FreeBSD and ZFS Holiday Reads – 2022 Edition

FreeBSD and ZFS Holiday Reads

If you’re getting ready to close the year, we’ve got you covered with some of the best content that we put out in the past year. Check out our top ZFS and FreeBSD content from 2022 and go down the open source rabbit hole for the holidays!

FreeBSD vs. Linux – Key Differences Between FreeBSD and Linux Networking

FreeBSD vs. Linux - Networking

The question isn’t as much “Should I choose FreeBSD or Linux”, the question should be “Which OS fits my needs best?”. In our most recent comparison article, we go over the two implementations of the networking stack and look at how Linux implements networking and how FreeBSD fares in most cases.

FreeBSD vs. Linux – Which Operating System to use for OpenZFS

FreeBSD vs. Linux - OpenZFS

Age-old discussion: ZFS running on Linux or FreeBSD? We’re not going to set out to tell you which operating system you should use. Both choices are excellent — but we’ll lay out how different (or alike) it is to run OpenZFS on either to help anyone on the fence decide which OS to use beneath our favorite filesystem.

Downstream by Klara – Coming Soon!

networking virtualization

The Downstream by Klara podcast is coming soon! Every 2 weeks Joe and Allan will be joined by various guests to talk about open source platforms and infrastructure, and how to make best use of them. We’ll be covering FreeBSD, ZFS, Linux, embedded development, and more. So get subscribed, and we’ll see you soon.

Easily Migrate from Linux to FreeBSD

Linux to Freebsd

With their common Unix heritage, Linux and FreeBSD have much in common. By knowing their idiosyncrasies it is easy to adapt when going between the two systems. Take a tour of some of the differences that are notable when migrating to FreeBSD. Along the way, we’ll give insights into the background and show some useful tricks.

Avoid Vendor Lock-In with MinIO and OpenZFS

Modern web and mobile applications are increasingly dependent on software defined storage. Most commonly, this means Amazon Web Services’ S3 storage buckets. What you may not realize is that you don’t actually need Amazon for Amazon-compatible cloud storage! In this article, we’ll discuss how and why to avoid vendor lock-in by providing your apps fully S3-compatible storage using free and open source software.

5 Key Reasons to Consider Open Source Storage Over Commercial Offerings

Open Source Storage

Although easy to overlook, storage is the most fundamental part of any computing project—without storage, there is neither code nor data! The right storage solution should be accessible, reliable, easy to maintain, and free from vendor lock-in. In this article, we examine some of the reasons that open source software is a natural fit for this crucial component.

Contributing to Open Source Beyond Software Development

Open source projects thrive because of the community built around them. However, non-coding contributions are frequently overlooked and under appreciated.

Let’s examine how non-developer contributors enhance user experience, improve bug reporting, and influence feature requests, all while becoming advocates and evangelists for your open source project.

From 0 to Bhyve on FreeBSD 13.1

FreeBSD has its own high-performance hypervisor called “bhyve”. Much like the Linux kernel’s KVM hypervisor, bhyve enables the creation and maintenance of virtual machines—aka “guests”—which run at near-native speed alongside the host operating system. Although bhyve got a later start than Linux KVM, in most ways it has caught up with its primary rival—and in some ways surpassed it.