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Support of an open source operating system: questions and answers with the FreeBSD Foundation - NewsDio

Support of an open source operating system: questions and answers with the FreeBSD Foundation – NewsDio (via WindowsKernel.com)


When discussing alternative operating systems to Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s macOS, Linux often comes to mind. However, while Linux is a recreation of UNIX, FreeBSD is more a continuation. The free and open source operating system was initially developed by students of the University of California at Berkeley, which is why the BSD in its name means Berkeley Software Distribution.

FreeBSD runs in its own kernel and all the key components of the operating system have been developed to be part of a whole. This is where Linux differs most because Linux is just the kernel and the other components are supplied by third parties.

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