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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Well written,
by Purp on Fri 1st Feb 2002 12:16 UTC

Great article. Everything was very well said and extremely true.

I been using FreeBSD for a few years, and I feel that FreeBSD deserves more attention then the crappy linux "kernel" and the GPL of evil.
If u really understand open source you cant argue against the fact that GPL is wrong/evil creation.
FreeBSD is the only real PRACTICAL open source OS, thats whats wrong with Linux, it claims to be all "Free" but its not, There have been stories of companies going as far as having no GPL software .. it claims to be "flexible" but its not, nobody touches the source theres no standard way to upgrade running servers over NFS and have down times of a single reboot in other words its trying to keep u from going to far with it, infact its very similar to Microsoft, it keeps you under its control. You dont control it because its evolved around selfish GPL.