Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Wonderful
by iLikeOS on Fri 13th Jan 2012 06:21 UTC
iLikeOS
Member since:
2008-01-31

Wonderful that we have another updated, modern OS to play with !!

This is what drives progress, new releases of operating systems that forces competing OS:es to push their development further ........

We should all be glad that there are many initiatives on the market for OS development, no matter if their in to different philosphies regarding licensing etc. etc.

Remember the 90's when there were Win 9x and NT..... and not much more.....

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RE: Wonderful
by r_a_trip on Fri 13th Jan 2012 11:28 in reply to "Wonderful"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Remember the 90's when there were Win 9x and NT..... and not much more.....

You must be young. What about the BSD's (veritably old in terms of existence) Linux, OS/2, Amiga Workbench, Mac OS, DR-DOS, etc. Not widely in use is not the same as "and not much more".

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RE: Wonderful
by foldingstock on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:47 in reply to "Wonderful"
foldingstock Member since:
2008-10-30

Remember the 90's when there were Win 9x and NT..... and not much more.....


FreeBSD's development start in 1993: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeBSD#History

NetBSD, Slackware, and Debian were also started in 1993 and OpenBSD was started in 1994. In comparison, the Windows "9x" line started with Windows 95, which was released in August of 1995. The 90's had far more options than just Windows.

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RE[2]: Wonderful
by BluenoseJake on Sat 14th Jan 2012 23:50 in reply to "RE: Wonderful"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

BSD Originated in the 70s at Berkeley. That's why it's called BSD. It is a real UNIX, FreeBSD was developed because ATT owned a lot of the code in the OS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Software_Distribution

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