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[4]: Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Sat 16th Feb 2013 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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...which brings me to another question. I'd heard for many years about how strong the documentation is for FreeBSD, and assumed that extended to the handbook as well. But while reading through the handbook, I kind of got the impression that something was just a little... off. I couldn't tell what was current and what was out of date because of my lack of experience wih the OS. But then I got to this part:

"By far, the most popular X11 MP3 player is XMMS." (

And literally laughed out loud. Even so, I'm about to install XMMS (first time in about a eight years) just so I can be like "the FreeBSD guys". ;)

Is it appropriate to follow the handbook as the best documentation for installing and configuring FreeBSD 9.1?

Thank you for your guidance!

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