FreeBSD vs. openSUSE Tumbleweed

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FreeBSD
Score 8.9 out of 10
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FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.N/A
openSUSE Tumbleweed
Score 9.2 out of 10
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openSUSE is a Linux distribution. The Tumbleweed distribution is a pure rolling release version of openSUSE containing the latest "stable" versions of all software instead of relying on rigid periodic release cycles. It includes the Linux kernel, SAMBA, git, desktops, office applications and many other packages. Tumbleweed is offered to Power Users, Software Developers and openSUSE Contributors. According to the community, if the user requires the latest software stacks and Integrated…N/A
Pricing
FreeBSDopenSUSE Tumbleweed
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Offerings
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FreeBSDopenSUSE Tumbleweed
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
FreeBSDopenSUSE Tumbleweed
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Best Alternatives
FreeBSDopenSUSE Tumbleweed
Small Businesses
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Score 9.0 out of 10
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Score 9.3 out of 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Score 9.3 out of 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
FreeBSDopenSUSE Tumbleweed
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeBSDopenSUSE Tumbleweed
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
FreeBSD is an excellent choice to continue using older hardware and have it perform, it is a great choice for a UNIX based development environment. Although I haven't used it as a server, it is most suited for this - it would make an excellent, secure and robust server for and I would love to start using it for this as well.
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SUSE
openSUSE Tumbleweed is best suited to developers, system administrators, and other power users. Beginning users looking for stability and less-frequent package updates will likely be served by alternatives such as openSUSE Leap.
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Pros
Open Source
  • stability
  • security
  • scalability
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SUSE
  • uses hardware too wisely.
  • easy to setup machines.
  • easy to ssh the machines hosted.
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Cons
Open Source
  • Installation can be tricky for first timers
  • You need to be comfortable using a command line terminal most of the time
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SUSE
  • Sometimes after system update old software configuration does not work
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
FreeBSD is the closest to the original BSD unix. This OS is currently used by vendors in the field of routing, switching, security as well as base OS for MAC devies.
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SUSE
openSUSE Tumbleweed is a fast-moving and quick-updating Linux distribution. It aims to deliver the latest versions of software packages while being automatically tested before each release. openSUSE Leap has a slower release face and is more suited for users looking to use a certain vetted set of packages which only receive bug fixes.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • As FreeBSD is free - the ROI is at least the cost of some commercial Linux or Windows based OS (which can be very expensive)
  • Allowed the re-use of older hardware that would have otherwise been disposed
  • No cost development environment
  • Opportunity for a no cost server setup also
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SUSE
  • Easy to get into the cluster and track logs.
  • Easy to configure.
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