Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Nov 2005 16:51 UTC, submitted by jaboua
BSD and Darwin derivatives "Although Linux gets much of the attention in the Free and open source operating system world, the BSD operating system is also very popular. BSD has a longer history, and its roots go right back to one of the original Unix implementations that spawned commercial Unix variants like Solaris and Mac OS X. BSD is actually a popular source for server-focused operating systems and, due to an open license, it is sometimes more attractive to developers as the base for their projects. With some BSD variants, security and high-performance networking are key drivers."
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Linux comparison
by thebluesgnr on Sun 20th Nov 2005 20:38 UTC
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"It is friendlier than many Linux alternatives, and, unlike Linux, the entire operating system fits onto a single CD for installation."

That's the problem of people calling Linux an operating system when it's a kernel that fits a 45MB tarball.

The most popular distribution on distrowatch.org fits on a single CD for installation. And it's not PCBSD.

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