- Sep 24, 2014
This is critical. I'm not interested in running my servers on Linux. I choose FreeBSD for my servers for a reason (router, NAS, and other servers including internet-facing ones).Just to clarify, FreeNAS as it exists will continue on FreeBSD for 12.0 and beyond. This will be bringing some of the same software-base to Linux to unveil some new products that are Linux-based in the coming months. If you currently are happy with FreeNAS as it sits today, you can expect to keep updating it on BSD going forward.
I hope that you never lose the FreeBSD version, and that these other efforts don't dilute the resources available to give due attention to the FreeBSD-specific builds. I can think of other projects that, after spreading themselves more thinly, basically gave the finger to their FreeBSD version. So my concerns are based on real life and not hyperbole.