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Old 11-25-2003, 10:32 PM   #1
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What is Free BSD


I saw someone online with Free BSD, and dont know this one, is it a form of linux?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:33 PM   #2
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No freeBSD is not linux, though somewhat similiar.
for more info:
http://www.freebsd.org/
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:37 PM   #3
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have u tried it?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 11:18 PM   #4
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I have FreeBSD, and FreeBSD is not Linux.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 11:19 PM   #5
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boreo, what do u like/dislike about

slackware
free BSD
RedHat?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 11:23 PM   #6
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...Free BSD... is it a form of linux?
If you asked is FreeBSD a form of *nix, the answer would be yes.
( http://www.opensource.org/sco-vs-ibm.html )
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Berkeley System Distribution (BSD) is is a series of Unix releases developed primarily at the University of California at Berkeley but incorporating code from hundreds of contributors at universities and research laboratories worldwide.
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The BSDs are genetic Unixes, not trademark Unixes. They are open source.
( http://www.freebsd.org/ )
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FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible, DEC Alpha, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 07:37 AM   #7
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I've used it before. I'd say its best feature is the "Ports" system (from which Gentoo's Portage was not surprisingly based) which allows you to easily install software from source from a huge repository. I'd say it's much easier to install than Gentoo, but it is definitely *not* for anyone who's afraid of the command line. In fact, many people don't even install XFree86 with FreeBSD.

And plus it's got that adorable mascot, Beastie the FreeBSD Daemon
 
  


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