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Old 12-19-2003, 04:38 AM   #1
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Slackware/Free BSD

What are the differences between Slackware and Freee BSD? What different uses would they have?
Old 12-19-2003, 06:27 AM   #2
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I guess is different kind of unix. I guess company like telecom use BSD and home user use linux, for most of them. Correct me if I am wrong, I also want to know.
Old 12-19-2003, 06:31 AM   #3
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Both are Unix variants - they have different kernels, some different commands, some identical commands. Both are in use as servers and home desktop distros.

You could both head over to the homepages - and and and and and compare.
Old 12-19-2003, 12:31 PM   #4
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FreeBSD is closer to true Unix than Slackware would be. And the FreeBSD users I know are quick to point this out.

IMHO...FreeBSD doesn't make that good of a desktop, but it makes a great server. Slackware makes a great desktop, and a good server, but security wise, I still trust FreeBSD to handle the server stuff for me.

Old 12-26-2003, 09:42 AM   #5
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It has difference kernel architecture.
Slackware is GNU/Linux
FreeBSD is Unix(Berkeley)
Old 12-26-2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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Linux it,s not Unix, BSD it,s Unix.

thought that Linux it,s not Unix it is base on it. And work very similar to it, different kernels yeah, but same graphical interface.

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