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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Experiences with the BSDs
by Drunkula on Fri 15th Feb 2013 19:17 UTC
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2009-09-03

My first experience with any of the BSDs was I downloaded FreeBSD (don't recall version) via dialup (yes dialup) modem. I retrieved all the diskettes (yes diskettes) and installed it. I was intrigued but not sold on it. My last experience with it was OpenBSD on my Sun Ultra 2 Enterprise. Not long ago (last year) but now that box has Gentoo Linux on it.

Edit:
Forgot to mention that I prefer the *BSD approach to being a complete OS, not just a distro like all the flavors of Linux.

Edited 2013-02-15 19:20 UTC

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