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Old 03-04-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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What is FreeBSD and NETBSD ?

Are they operating system like redhat ?
Old 03-04-2004, 09:24 PM   #2
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Yes and no.

Red Hat is a GNU/Linux distribution. FreeBSD and NetBSD are not. They are, as their names imply, BSDs.

BSD and GNU/Linux are both open-source unix-like operating systems, but they are significantly different from one another.

This page does a good overview of the main differences:

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FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible, AMD64, Alpha, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley.


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