Is there any data to show which Unix or Linux is the most popular on servers? I've heard people say FreeBSD is the most popular -- is this true? How about other Linux distros?
on 04/04/2012 – Made popular on 04/04/2012
What is different between BSD family and linux? i see bsd have some distro like freebsd,openbsd,pcbsd and etc.
linux is popular or bsd?
in bsd can i compile and run linux program?for example execute rpm file.
i see yahoo server use freebsd,but why not use linux?
what bsd use environment? kde or gnome?
According to distrowatch Linux Mint is the most popular distro and then Debian, making Ubuntu only 3rd in place? I want to use the distro that has a great amount of support. I though Ubuntu was number 1 because its the only one I ever heard of also Mints website is not nearly as nice as Ubuntu's. plus Mint is a Ubuntu derivative.
I love linux, and wished I'd used it years ago when I was learning computers. There is an unkown adventure when using opensource. You like creativity and innovation, you will like linux. Plus, it will teach you areas about computers and technology that some of the other popular OSs left out. I am sure you have heard the term, "one size does not fit all".
We are very familiar with Linux and its relation with UNIX.But most us of don’t actually know what are differences between the two.
Linux is called Unix-like and is not a true Unix operating system.Linux is a Unix clone written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.
Just how popular is enterprise open source software? Popular enough, it seems, to power web servers in locations as unlikely as North Korea. That's where Red Hat (RHT) Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and derivatives of it, are running the few public web servers that exist in the country. Who knew?
If you use Linux instead of Microsoft Windows, its free availability may well be a deciding factor. But the fact that virus and malware contamination are less likely to take down your Linux computers are no doubt essential influencing factors as well.
Is there a company or a coalition of people who inspect the source code of various/popular Linux distros to make sure they aren't doing any malicious such as logging or stealing private data? We all say/believe open source is safer and it is in most cases but are people actually checking the source code of distros to be sure or just taking their word for it?