I would love to have a BSD box on Linode. There are two main reasons:
* First, the BSD kernels seem to use resources in a better way than Linux. An old/small machine running FreeBSD does wonders!
* Second, the BSD kernels don't seem to have as many vulnerabilities and bugs as Linux. I have seen BSD boxes in production, serving dynamic pages in a large Internet company
, running for more than 1.5 years without ever having to reboot! (And I have to reboot my Linux boxes every time something wrong is found in the kernel) You know... With FreeBSD and OpenBSD, for example, your hardware may fail before you need to fix a bug in your kernel (and I have actually seen that!)
More reasons here: http://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD_why
What I don't like in the BSD's is software management system. I have been using Debian for several years, and moving away from its very organized and robust package management system would be a bit frustrating, I think.
So... Caker, any change of getting any of the BSD Debian ports on a Linode after the Xen+Linux is stable?
Debian GNU/NetBSD: http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd/
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD: http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/
The NetBSD port is in a very early stage and would probably not work -- but the kFreeBSD one seems to be a nice idea!