These two blogs by usertalks about his experience switching over to FreeBSD for desktop use, along with his thoughts on Debian Linux next to FreeBSD. He makes comparisons between the file systems, init systems, package management, and more. Read more at the links below:
After great, though slightly lacking experience with FreeBSD on the desktop, I decided to look for the “next best thing” in Linux Land. In the end I chose Debian, and for good reasons, I think. There is so much that Debian and FreeBSD have in common that it might be worth to anyone considering switching between the two.
After long hours of experimenting with various GNU/Linux distributions, I decided to return to the place I truly belong – FreeBSD. Whenever I feel tired of all of the inconsistencies in other operating systems, I go back to FreeBSD, as I know it will not let me down. It’s stable, reliable and secure thanks to its UNIX heritage. I especially like the fact that whatever I throw at FreeBSD, it never ceases to amaze me. Recently, I managed to compile pyMOL via Clang and get it to run on a non-Linux platform. Apparently, the fixes suggested by me were introduced and pyMOL compiled cleanly. I was simply overjoyed!