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FreeBSD vs Windows Server : 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 Windows Server ? A Microsoft product and a brand name for a group of server operating systems. It is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems, Increase security, evolve your data center, and innovate faster with Microsoft Windows Server, the cloud-ready operating system.

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

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.

According to the StackShare community, Windows Server has a broader approval, being mentioned in 27 company stacks & 26 developers stacks; compared to FreeBSD, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.

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Pros of FreeBSD
Pros of Windows Server
  • 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 Windows Server
    • 1
      Slower to adopt non-server hardware than Linux
    • 1
      Poor support for laptops, especially wireless cards
    • 1
      License needed
    • 1
      Not open source

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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 Windows Server ?

    It is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems, Increase security, evolve your data center, and innovate faster with Microsoft Windows Server, the cloud-ready operating system.

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    What are some alternatives to FreeBSD and Windows Server ?
    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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