That is a bold statement to make. There is just as many centos vulnerabilties as there is fbsd and centos has a much more easier and intuitive way to update software (yum -y update) then fbsd. FBSD has its uses , it makes a great firewall or router (openbsd is better) but if your clueless both OS's are as insecure as each other and centos is far more manageable in a mass amount of servers perspective, not only that but there is a way more howtos , tools and open source management software and such for LINUX/redhat/centos management versus FBSD.
Here we go again back to the holy war of fbsd vs linux. There is far more centos boxes in production and that doesnt even include the official redhat distros in production.
FBSD is 4 years behind in usability as CENTOS peroiod with a capital "."
GOOGLE and AKAMAI both use linux as a base OS, we are talking about thousands upon thousands of servers if not hundreds of thousands.
FBSD has a great community and it does have its uses but your argument as far as stability and security is just plain ridiculous and plain ignorant.
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That would probably win Centos and Fedora alike. When you say "Administration" we are talking about the command line interface right ?
For FreeBSD it is at times different to Linux. If this is (in)convinient for you depends and what your priorities are. But for the majority of admins I would say Centos and Fedora have this "familiarity factor" built in.
On the other side if you want to go for security and are willing to take a small hit on the ease of administration than FreeBSD would be your choice as there are things which Linux just cant do (Period !).
Control panels like Directadmin can ease the pain for the non experienced system admin here immensely.
If you want ease of use, take most Linux distros over BSD.
BSD is a compiler workhorse. You compile things, you compile a lot of things. You get used to the fact that at first glance it looks like Linux, then does things completely differently once you start using it.
I am not saying it is bad, it is just very different and the learning curve is a lot steeper.