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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FreeBSD Rocks!! With that said, I would like to know about the author's statement,

"The ports tree also handles any dependencies that Apache needs to run. It doesn't matter if I've installed something via the ports tree, compiled it manually, on installed it via a binary package. The ports tree can find it as long as it is in your $PATH, and act accordingly"

I have been using FreeBSD since 2.2.2 and this has never happened to me. In fact to use the author's example of QT, FreeBSD does not care if you have the latest QT in /usr/local/qt, because for 2.x KDE it is looking for moc2(the package QT2).I am afraid of the impending KDE 3 due to the possibility of a moc, moc2, and now possibly a moc3. Wes if you are reading this, please drop the support for KDE1.4X.