Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Fri 15th Feb 2013 03:30 UTC
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2010-01-11

Maybe you can help me with a question.

I recently installed FreeBSD on a free partition in order to learn more about it. I'm using 9.1. I'm confused about packages.

I can install software using the ports tree, but I'd like to install binary packages to save time. As far as understand it, pkgng is still non-existant because of the security breach and pkgadd is deprecated in 9.1. Is that correct?

What is the "best" or "most correct" way to install software in FreeBSD?

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