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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nice but...
by ealm on Fri 1st Feb 2002 00:00 UTC

An overall nice article!


But this quote I find simply silly since the FBSD community really has been stressing the need of a FBSD compatible nvidia driver...

Perhaps the next biggest difference between Linux and FreeBSD is the philosophy behind how the OS's are designed. Linux tends to have newer features and drivers(such as the closed source nVidia graphics card drivers) well before FreeBSD. The FreeBSD developers have taken a much more conservative approach to things.

They might be more conservative in their approach than the Linux community, but this example is just horrible.