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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RE: BSD
by Risthel on Fri 15th Feb 2013 10:17 UTC in reply to "BSD"
Risthel
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2010-12-22

I wish Linus never wrote that kernel and BSD would have been more popular. Today we would have better OSes since BSDs are much better integrated than Linux.


Better integrated? They already have their incompatibilies between them and have to "cross-polenize" each other on the points where they lack of innovation/functionality. I love BSD but i disgree when people say that BSDs just create a fork when is needed. They created some forks when could be avoided:

- Matt creater DragonFly because he was tired of people putting "band-aids" on FreeBSD, that should fix at one side and break other. This and the desire of have a better "cluster native OS" created this wonderfull piece of software.
- Bitrig is a OpenBSD less conservative. I still se no other than "lego play" utility to this. I know that OpenBSD guys works hard, but their decisions tend to make all thing difficult, and create this fork.
- PC-BSD = Lack of a stronger desktop initiative by the FreeBSD guys. You know, if they have a installer for "desktop fluffy things" this could be avoided.

Some "BSD decisions" would not change, if Linux didn't existed.

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