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Oracle Solaris vs FreeBSD: What are the differences?

Oracle Solaris: A Unix enterprise OS. It is the trusted business platform that you depend on. It gives you consistent compatibility, is simple to use, and is designed to always be secure; 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.

Oracle Solaris and FreeBSD can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

FreeBSD is an open source tool with 5.25K GitHub stars and 2.01K GitHub forks. Here's a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of FreeBSD
Pros of Oracle Solaris
  • 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 FreeBSD
    Cons of Oracle Solaris
    • 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 Oracle Solaris?

      It is the trusted business platform that you depend on. It gives you consistent compatibility, is simple to use, and is designed to always be secure.

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      What are some alternatives to FreeBSD and Oracle Solaris?
      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.
      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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