I dual boot with gentoo-linux & OpenRC. Not so much different from FreeBSD except for ZFS-on-Root.
I like to use the example ofIf you want to learn - then things you will learn with FreeBSD will be usable for decades. Things you will learn in Linux will last for several years at most - then they will rewrite the critical stuff again and you will have to learn other things again ... and after some time the cycle will happen again.
# ifconfigto demonstrate why I recommend FreeBSD over Linux... in Linux, running
which ifconfigwill return stuff like /usr/bin, /usr/libexec, /sbin, or just about anything from a LONG list of possible locations, which are very distro-dependent. Not only that, the location can also change pretty much whenever a butterfly sneezes. FreeBSD offers stability in place of that.
ifconfig(perhaps you did this on purpose?) All l33t Linux d00dz know that ifconfig is old and bogus. The
iptool is the new hotness:
ipcommand until today... Yeah, the articles complain about how complex
ifconfigis - my take is that the utility and the manpage reflect the IP model that IEEE designed around 1973 and DARPA adopted/implemented in 1978... While
ipseems to reflect the OSI/RM model that first saw light in 1977.