Subject RE: [firebird-support] Re: FreeBSD vs gnu/Linux Debian ,Suse Speed, stability, Instalation Problems and
Author Nigel Weeks
> > Stability: We reboot our Linux servers roughly monthly. Most of our
> > FreeBSD machines have uptimes of over a year.

> But I have to disagree here. I have two Linux servers with uptime of
> more than two years (One of then still running an ancient Mandrake
> 9.0). It really doesn't show anything (except that both FreeBSD and
> Linux are stable).

> To OP: If you go with Linux and your hardware can run with kernel 2.4,
> I recommend to use it instead of 2.6. 2.4 has shown to be much more
> robust and stable. I assume those machines Nigel has to reboot once a
> month are running 2.6 kernel.

You are spot on. The admin in charge of those machines keeps them up to
date, copping all the latest bugs as he goes...

You really can't go wrong with whatever OS you choose. It's all to do with:
What you're comfortable with
What your boss allows you to use
What your company has support people for.