At RootBSD people ask us why we prefer *BSD over Linux. The truth is that these days, you can use almost anything to get things done - and Linux, OS X (based on the Mach kernel of course), and even Windows ( sigh ) are tools used in the wild, along with *BSD's.

So why do we use FreeBSD? Why use a butter knife when you can use a steak knife - or a multi tool? Over decades (yes, we're getting old) we've found that *BSD gets us where we need to be with the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) and highest ROI (return on investment).

In this series we’ll walk through the differences (and similarities) between running various server configurations on FreeBSD vs Linux. Once tied together, the advantages of using FreeBSD will be apparent although we suspect you’ll have realized them already!

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