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FreeBSD vs FreeNAS: What are the differences?

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; FreeNAS: An operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform. It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use it with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. It is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

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

Some of the features offered by FreeBSD are:

  • KMS And New drm2 Video Drivers
  • Capsicum Enabled By Default
  • New Binary Packaging System

On the other hand, FreeNAS provides the following key features:

  • File Sharing
  • Web Interface
  • Data Protection

FreeBSD is an open source tool with 4.44K GitHub stars and 1.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of FreeBSD
Pros of FreeNAS
  • 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
  • 1
    Very Stable
  • 1
    Easy to install

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Cons of FreeBSD
Cons of FreeNAS
  • 1
    Slower to adopt non-server hardware than Linux
  • 1
    Poor support for laptops, especially wireless cards
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    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.

    What is FreeNAS?

    It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use it with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. It is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

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    What are some alternatives to FreeBSD and FreeNAS?
    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.
    Linux
    A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
    OpenBSD
    It is a free and secure UNIX-like operating system that emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security & integrated cryptography.
    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.
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