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Alpine Linux vs FreeBSD: What are the differences?

What is Alpine Linux? Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox. Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

What is FreeBSD? An operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.

Alpine Linux and FreeBSD can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.

FreeBSD is an open source tool with 4.37K GitHub stars and 1.72K GitHub forks. Here's a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Alpine Linux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 39 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to FreeBSD, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Alpine Linux
Pros of FreeBSD
  • 9
    Secure
  • 9
    Good in containers
  • 7
    Fast
  • 6
    Excellent as Server
  • 5
    Very Stable
  • 4
    Helpful community
  • 2
    Extremely simple updates and compiles of kernel and use
  • 2
    Ports and packages system is mature and well-supported
  • 2
    Free to use
  • 1
    Easy to install
  • 1
    Supported by major cloud platforms

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Cons of Alpine Linux
Cons of FreeBSD
  • 2
    Cannot install metasploit
  • 1
    Slower to adopt non-server hardware than Linux
  • 1
    Poor support for laptops, especially wireless cards

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What is Alpine Linux?

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

What is FreeBSD?

An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.

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What are some alternatives to Alpine Linux and FreeBSD?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
CoreOS
It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Android OS
It is a mobile platform which powers phones, tablets, watches, TVs, cars etc. It makes doing business easier, in the office or out in the field. Manage entire fleets of devices with a touch. Keep corporate data protected with built-in security. And help your employees get more done.
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