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    This quote sums up perfectly why I run FreeBSD on all my commercial servers.

    everything just worked neatly out of the box. I was amazed with the fact that after a few hours with FreeBSD, i had the whole stack running.

    Solid, reliable and secure. Yes there are more solid choices, yes there are more secure choices, but for me FreeBSD is a perfect balance of both, coupled with expert documentation (which is not unique to FreeBSD, its more of a BSD thing in general). And it’s real documentation from the *BSD website, not stackoverflow answers or out of date third party tutorials.

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      I really wish there was a first class, stable/maintained docker port for FreeBSD. There are a few forks that are in various states. Last time I tried, I could get my containers running using the local docker client, but trying to connect to it remotely with a newer version of the docker client would fail.

      Having a solid docker solution would be a big game changer in the FreeBSD world.

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        Having a solid docker solution would be a big game changer in the FreeBSD world.

        Perpetuating a level of mediocrity. How about going the other direction and organise things so you don’t need docker as a “solution” in your environment. That would be a far bigger game changer.

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          +1 docker is an easy way to deploy applications for people with less sys admin experience, but docker more of a development tool, but in my eyes, not the beat deployment technique.

          If you really want docker on FreeBSD fire up a bhyve instance of Linux on BSD, and run docker there. Emulating Linux on bsd works really well on bhyve, having docker and freebsd together just opens your solid architecture up to problems, run it in a vm and if it eats memory or crashes, it won’t affect the master host.

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            Yeah, I have a feeling nix + jails would be a better solution overall than docker on freebsd and probably already works fine.

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          I really wish there was a first class, stable/maintained docker port for FreeBSD. There are a few forks that are in various states. Last time I tried, I could get my containers running using the local docker client, but trying to connect to it remotely with a newer version of the docker client would fail.

          Having a solid docker solution would be a big game changer in the FreeBSD spend