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[3]: BSD
by Risthel on Sat 16th Feb 2013 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BSD"
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Dragonfly is one of the more distinctive variants of BSD. It has a whole boat load of features not seen in FreeBSD.


Yeah. It started with just the desire of make the Operation System more scalable and "cluster oriented from roots", and today we have wonderfull features in it.


Unless things have changed significantly recently, PC-BSD isn't really a fork of FreeBSD, it's more a "distribution". It's point was to give users a no-fuss desktop ready version of FreeBSD. And as PC-BSD is 100% FreeBSD compatible (after all, it /IS/ FreeBSD), I think it deserves it's place as it takes any pressure off the FreeBSD devs from having to cater their limited resources to a multitude of different users expectations (or in layman's terms, FreeBSD can focus on building a solid base and PC-BSD and focus on shipping FreeBSD with the desktop preinstalled and
configured to run perfected out-of-the-box).


Yeah. I´ve used bad example here, sorry. PC-BSD helped a lot with docs. I could use bitrig and mirOS here. Both of them want a more "permissive" or less "Theo centric" version of the ol´good OpenBSD

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