Re: Who uses FreeBSD in preference to Linux and why?
One of the things that *BSD gets right is the separation of system and software. You can run easily run a FreeBSD x.y with the most modern software because software is provided as ports/packages. Another is that userland is the same no matter what *BSD you're on.
The is in contrast to the "curated" approach of RHEL or Debian which are quite happy to serve up antiquated software packages. You want a more recent version? Then either upgrade the OS or compile and install yourself.
However, it seems that RedHat and Canonical have more accurately understood that the market is looking to replace skilled sys admins who know what they're doing with burger-flippers.