[Fwd: Re: [nycbug-talk] FreeBSD Testimonials and Support]
Darryl Wisneski - ski
ski at skicentral.tv
Tue Apr 12 15:49:57 EDT 2005
steve Rieger wrote:
> the company i work for, uses fbsd for to host our web sites, for mysql
> clusters, for ldap, and mail
> last month we got over 2 million hits on our web server, and the damn
> thing never complained. the last time we rebooted was about 2 years ago.
> feel free to call me if you need more info
Its funny, the sysadmin has pride in high uptimes as testimony to wise
systems adminstration, and running current, stable & bugfree code. This
sense of pride is at odds with the developer of that same code. The
developer has pride in a low uptime as it usually means they are running
current, stable, & bugfree code.
At my work, we have a regularly heavily beaten FBSD 4.1 box with uptime
3.5 years. We don't do much development it seems...
> On Apr 12, 2005, at 3:14 PM, Gordon Smith wrote:
>> As a part of a proposal, I need to recommend an operating system to be
>> used to run the server software for a highly available web
>> application. I'd like propose FreeBSD; however, I need to educate
>> the management team receiving the proposal so that they will feel more
>> comfortable selecting FreeBSD. I'd appreciate any information you
>> might provide about FreeBSD users, significant FreeBSD-based apps, and
>> FreeBSD support vendors that you might recommend as experienced and
>> The CEO would also like to be able to address the topic of SCO's
>> litigation should it arise in customer conversations - that is, why
>> FreeBSD is immune to, not demonstrably related to, or indemnified from
>> SCO's legal approach. If a good case can be made here, it would be a
>> "good marketing bullet" for FreeBSD.
>> In the absence of such information, I'll need to propose the use of a
>> prominent Linux product (such as Red Hat or SUSE) *instead* of FreeBSD.
>> Thanks in advance for your help!
>> Gordon Smith
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> Steve Rieger
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