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Centos vs FreeBSD: What are the differences?

Developers describe Centos as "The Community ENTerprise Operating System". 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. On the other hand, FreeBSD is detailed as "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.

Centos and FreeBSD belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

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, Centos has a broader approval, being mentioned in 352 company stacks & 304 developers stacks; compared to FreeBSD, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Global familiarity, free, widely used, and as a debian distro feels more comfortable when rapidly switching between local macOS and remote command lines.

CentOS does boast quite a few security/stability improvements, however as a RHEL-based distro, differs quite significantly in the command line and suffers from slightly less frequent package updates. (Could be a good or bad thing depending on your use-case and if it is public facing)

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Pros of CentOS
Pros of FreeBSD
  • 14
    Stable
  • 7
    Free to use
  • 7
    Reliable
  • 5
    Good support
  • 4
    Has epel packages
  • 3
    Great Community
  • 2
    I've moved from gentoo to centos
  • 1
    好用
  • 5
    Excellent as Server
  • 4
    Very Stable
  • 3
    Helpful community
  • 2
    Free to use
  • 1
    Extremely simple updates and compiles of kernel and use
  • 1
    Ports and packages system is mature and well-supported
  • 1
    Easy to install
  • 1
    Supported by major cloud platforms

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Cons of CentOS
Cons of FreeBSD
  • 1
    Yum is a horrible package manager
  • 1
    Slower to adopt non-server hardware than Linux
  • 1
    Poor support for laptops, especially wireless cards

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What is 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.

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 CentOS 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.
Fedora
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.
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.
Amazon Linux
The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).
openSUSE
The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.
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