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Old 03-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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What's the difference between Linux and Linux/BSD?

I'm looking at an Actiontec modem (GT701R) that works with Mac, Linux/BSD, and Unix. Will the modem work with other Linux distributions?

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Linux and BSD are just two different forms of Unix-like OS's. As far as I know they are two completely separate entities, they were probably just grouped together because they are in the same category.

Distros are just subsets of Linux. If it is meant to work for Linux it should work for most, if not all, distros.
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Huh? What is Linux/BSD? Here is a little explanation I wrote:
Note that I just wrote it and have had no help editing it yet. Here is another good link:
Old 03-18-2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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Got it!

Actiontec is "grouping" Linux and BSD together because of similarity rather than suggesting that Linux/BSD is a separate thing.

Again, thanks.


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