Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 20:48 UTC, submitted by dolores
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built with free/open source software. However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular for its stability, robustness and security. In this article, I'll take a look at their similarities and differences."
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Apples and Oranges
by rainman on Wed 30th May 2007 23:31 UTC
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You can't really compare FreeBSD to GNU/Linux, because FreeBSD is a full operating system, whereas GNU/Linux is a kernel and a set of userland utilities that can be used to make an operating system. Every distro has a different way of doing things, and therefore each distro is essentially a separate operating system. Instead of comparing FreeBSD to GNU/Linux in general, it should be compared to specific distros, to avoid ambiguity.

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