Now the linuxworld conversation is coming back to me...
On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Linux and FreeBSD are interesting. It'd be more accurate to rank them:
> 10. Linux 2.6.10+
Do you think the 2.6.10 kernel added something special or is it 2.6.x in
> 9. FreeBSD 4 or 5
> 7. Linux 2.4 -
> ... with the jury still out on the beta FreeBSD 6. A lot of the advantage of
> recent Linuxes comes from the varied and advanced filesystem support.
> Overall, your particular configuration could wipe out any generalized
> differences between these.
> So I'd say, between Linux and FreeBSD, go with the one you're more comfortable
> shhhh .... don't tell Sun that Solaris is slow. They like us.
I was a solaris admin for years and years..I like Sun too! How close is the
Solaris x86 performance with Solaris 10?
> Actually, nobody has done a head-to-head on Windows vs. other OSes for
> Postgres that I know of. Other platforms you would choose for some reason
> other than performance:
> HP-UX, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and OSX.
> Also, AIX can kick ass for PostgreSQL if you can afford the hardware.
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