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 Phucked on Sat 16th Feb 2013 04:06 UTC in reply to "BSD"
Phucked
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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.


You assume too much in your statement.

1. One cannot assume that if Linux was never made that the BSD's would take its please in terms of popularly.

One could as easily argue that the BSD's popularly owes its success to Linux, and without Linux the BSD's today would be even less popular.

2. Why would we have better Operating Systems? Having a integrated and userland and kernel/system does not a good operating system make.

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