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Old 01-18-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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The difference in Linux and BSD?


Hello,

I am learning to be a sys admin for Linux (Red Hat is what I am practicing on)...

But what is the difference in BSD?

I mean are they the same thing with different names?

Are the commands the same and where file are located and what they do the same?

If I can Administrator a Linux box can I on a BSD box?

Thanks,
Andrew
 
Old 01-18-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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"But what is the difference in BSD? "
Here is an article which compares BSD and Linux:

http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd...bsd4linux1.php

"Are the commands the same and where file are located and what they do the same?"
Yes, for the most part.

"If I can Administrator a Linux box can I on a BSD box?"
Yes.

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Old 01-18-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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Ok that is what I need to know... Because I am going to offer support with a OpenSource project for FreeBSD and it did not accrue to me that I never have used FreeBSD before and that it might not be the same until after I submitted help..

Ok Thanks!,
Andrew
 
Old 01-18-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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"I am going to offer support with a OpenSource project for FreeBSD"

Before you charge into your project you should read the section in the link I posted which explains the differences in the way Linux and FreeBSD handle the development process.

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Old 01-18-2004, 04:45 PM   #5
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No it is offering support on commands to have the program run...

I will not be doing any programming just giving some help on shell commands and such..

I am reading that document though... Very interesting to me...

Andrew

P.S. this project is still in the planing stage also...
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:55 PM   #6
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does this really have to be asked again? try searching
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:13 PM   #7
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What's BSD stand for??? I'm just curious...
 
Old 01-20-2004, 10:56 PM   #8
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Berkeley Software Design.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:45 PM   #9
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Berkeley Software Distribution.

There are tons of different answers, usually the two most popular are Berkeley Software Distribution and Berkeley Standard Distribution. That's the first time I've ever seen Berkeley Software Design. Do some extensive Googling, All indications point to it being * Software Distribution.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 12:44 AM   #10
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From the bottom of the www.bsd.org page:

Quote:
*UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
**BSD is a registered trademark of Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 12:50 AM   #11
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However - the copyright document for BSD makes mention of Berkeley Software Distribution. So we're both right.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 11:58 AM   #12
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Right, that's BSDI, I'm talking about the actual BSD code that originated in Berkeley before BSDI existed, but I see your point.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:50 PM   #13
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Berkeley Software Design.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:51 PM   #14
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Thanks... for the Info...

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Berkeley Software Distribution.

There are tons of different answers, usually the two most popular are Berkeley Software Distribution and Berkeley Standard Distribution. That's the first time I've ever seen Berkeley Software Design. Do some extensive Googling, All indications point to it being * Software Distribution.
 
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Right, that's BSDI, I'm talking about the actual BSD code that originated in Berkeley before BSDI existed, but I see your point.
 
  


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