[ntp:questions] Which version of Linux works best?

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Thu Mar 11 21:09:20 UTC 2010

David J Taylor wrote:
> Yes, I know it's one of those low long is a piece of string questions, 
> but I'm now considering a dual-core Intel Atom system, which is 
> "Compatible with Linux" according the the very minimal blurb I have 
> right now.  If the system is to be used purely for NTP with Linux as a 
> serial-port GPS/PPS stratum-1 server (and, yes, I know dual-core isn't 
> needed for that, but I might want to boot Windows-7 64-bit 
> occasionally), and considering that I know very little about Linux, 
> which version of Linux would the group recommend?  Does it make any 
> difference as far as timekeeping is concerned?
> Two secondary questions:
> - how much better might FreeBSD be than Linux?  Any actual measurements?
> - and one for Bill, how much better might chrony be than official NTP? 
> Does it have a preferred Linux, or even freeBSD?
> The system would /not/ be in a temperature controlled environment.
> Thanks,
> David

And now for something completely different:
Build your own ( possibly cross platform ) mini/embedded/single purpose
  linux distribution:



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