Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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RE[3]: Wonderful
by phoenix on Mon 16th Jan 2012 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wonderful"
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BSD Originated in the 70s at Berkeley. That's why it's called BSD. It is a real UNIX, FreeBSD was developed because ATT owned a lot of the code in the OS.

Not quite. BSD-Lite and BSD-Lite2 were developed because AT&T owned the copyright to 6 files in BSD.

BSD did not run on the Intel x86 architecture, so 386BSD was developed by Bill Jolie. However, there was a big hullaballoo around the incorporation of third-party patches into 386BSD, and users had to download these huge patchsets in order to make it work on their machines. Out of that mess came NetBSD and FreeBSD (started independently of each other, both based on 386BSD).

Shortly after NetBSD and FreeBSD were launched, BSD-Lite2 was released. FreeBSD then rebased their code on BSD-Lite2. Not sure when/if NetBSD did the same.

And then a little while after that, Theo had a falling out with the NetBSD core devs, and OpenBSD was born.

And many years after that, Matt had a bit of a falling out with the FreeBSD core devs, and DragonflyBSD was born.

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