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This is an adolescent evaluation. FreeBSD will have a new TCP stack with BBR made public in a couple months. It will be easier to correctly deploy and more cohesive than Linux. The entire packet path is more cohesive and easier to debug and tune using DTrace although Linux might have caught up here recently. By volume, FreeBSD is doing at least 30% of Internet facing traffic between a well known company and some quieter giants. BTW it only took a half dozen people collaborating between 3 companies about 2 years catch up to state of the art.

I've done a great deal of reading and research on OS ethos, IMO a thriving and production worthy operating system can be maintained with as few as 40 people in total. The superiority of Linux feels exaggerated, and systems innovation has chilled because of it.

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