Which O/S do all of your servers run on

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by spannerotoole, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. spannerotoole macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I see forums.macrumors.com runs on linux whilst the main site runs on FreeBSD.

    No mention of OSX, any reason for this?
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    do you rly want to know?
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    because apple doesn't gear osx towards servers that much.
     
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    #3
    Because FreeBSD, linux is free. There is no charge to download / install and the use of programs like apache is free also.

    Thats whats cool about open source. I just had to buy the hardware i build a full on server running FreeBSD that did Web, DNS, Samba, Mail, Scanning Mail for Spam / Virus Webmail etc Didn't cost me a cent for the software.
     

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