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FreeBSD vs Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 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; Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Secure Operating System and Platform for Enterprise Hybrid Clouds. Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes military-grade security technologies—from network firewall control to secure containers for application isolation—to prevent intrusions and protect your data.

FreeBSD and Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be categorized 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, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 14 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to FreeBSD, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of FreeBSD
Pros of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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    Excellent as Server
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    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
  • 1
    Learning curve

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Cons of FreeBSD
Cons of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • 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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the industry-leading Linux that provides the foundation for next-generation architectures, with support for all major hardware platforms and thousands of commercial and custom applications.

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    What are some alternatives to FreeBSD and Red Hat Enterprise Linux?
    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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