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FreeBSD vs Raspbian: What are the differences?

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.

What is Raspbian? A free operating system based on Debian. It is optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. It provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi.

FreeBSD and Raspbian can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

FreeBSD is an open source tool with 4.42K GitHub stars and 1.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub.

Zscaler, Zetaops, and iwantmyname are some of the popular companies that use FreeBSD, whereas Raspbian is used by 3DRacers, Robotical Ltd, and IPF. FreeBSD has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Raspbian, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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Pros of FreeBSD
Pros of Raspbian
  • 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
  • 7
    Runs well on rpi
  • 2
    Easy to use with little experience

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Cons of FreeBSD
Cons of Raspbian
  • 1
    Slower to adopt non-server hardware than Linux
  • 1
    Poor support for laptops, especially wireless cards
  • 3
    Desktop enviroment is unstable

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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 Raspbian?

It is optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. It provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi.

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What are some alternatives to FreeBSD and Raspbian?
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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