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: Keep getting better
by dindin on Fri 15th Feb 2013 15:55 UTC in reply to "Keep getting better"
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Unless the BSDs get a proper top-to-bottom binary package management working, they will be a OS just for techies and servers. They tried that with pkgng and ... well .... lets see if that works ... has not yet.

I run FreeBSD on several servers for lots of network packet analysis but run Linux and OS X on the laptop/desktop. Severs is great since I do not have to compile and install from ports a lot of packages so no broken ports on the core stuff. But won't trust that on the desktop.

Heres hoping to see FreeBSD on the desktop soon.

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