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[2]: Comment by J-freebsd_98
by J-freebsd_98 on Sat 16th Feb 2013 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by J-freebsd_98"
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I used windows98, and the shareware/freeware plethora not only resulted in BSOD's daily, but the start menu gave scant hint of where many programs could be found, having grown in size.
I've used and could use Linux, howsoever, browsing the forum for one distro daily, I wonder if each poster could not do 20 to 80 percent more fixing/installing/upgrading/developing daily if the poster were running FreeBSD instead. Breakages are posted... for which dual machines... then, often "dd'd sdb rather than sda..." countless times...
My post on FreeBSD's positives were not to put down the ones I consider less efficient, but to point out the advantages of the former, and how it can *indeed* be used as a desktop capable machine, which if I did not make it clear, was the reason for the original post, as
a counterpoint to those who said or implied that FreeBSD would *someday* be ready for the desktop.

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