Linked by Nathan Mace on Thu 31st Jan 2002 18:45 UTC
FreeBSD By now, anyone who is even remotely related to an IT-type position has heard about Linux, and has most likely used it, if only to see what all the hype is about. However, GNU/Linux is not the only "free" Unix type OS available. FreeBSD and its cousins, NetBSD and OpenBSD are all offshoots of BSD UNIX, a commercial UNIX also known as Berkeley Software Distribution. This article will help you learn more about FreeBSD, its differences from Linux, and it will ease a potential migration process.
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Re: Errata
by Anonymous on Thu 31st Jan 2002 22:04 UTC

> While Berkeley's networking stack and utilities were state of the art in the
> 80s, they're antiquated now, in the 21st century.

Your last copy of BSD must BE from the 80's to make such a comment.

> Don't get me wrong, FreeBSD is a fine distribution. If your shop is already
> running FreeBSD, or if you're a developer charged with replacing some old,
> creaky VAX with BSD UNIX on it, then FreeBSD is the logical place to start.

Or if you want to remove that buggy Linux off your x86 box. See I can make snide remarks as well as you.

I started out with Linux using the SLS distribution (v0.99.14). I used it all the way until 2.2.12. With FreeBSD v3.2, I switched and have been quite happy with my decision.