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- Linux is more portable than BSD - Linux is one of the standard server OS offered by providers, BSD isn't

that's the big one there. My favorite, Hetzner (not only mine, they have a ginormous amount of dedis) offers BSD but a) not all servers are compatible and for older servers you can't even know whether they are without booting into Linux first b) it's much more of a hassle like installing Linux gives you a ready-to-go system while the BSD install needs tweaking with sysctl and network both.

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