I’ll be one of the first to tell you FreeBSD’s cousin, Linux, usually works better on newer hardware, and on a slightly larger set of hardware. Frankly, there are ways in which Linux works better, more completely exploiting the features of that hardware. However, Linux is not a single OS. There are some 50+ mainstream versions of Linux (known as «distributions») and many are quite different from each other. Almost all are mutually incompatible for most things. This offers choice, and that’s a good thing in itself. It’s also pretty chaotic for someone who isn’t in the know, so there’s a downside, too. The busy SOHO computer user may not have time to evaluate the whole field. FreeBSD users as a community are fewer in number, and have an image of being just a little bit more elitist. However, there is only one FreeBSD. When and where it works, it tends to work extremely well.
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