August 1st, 2003, 04:39 PM
FreeBSD? OpenBSD? NetBSD? Darwin? - The definitive answer
Questions regarding the differences of the *BSDs come up again and again. Letīs start our "BSD Family FAQ".
Iīll update this first post here every now and then with other information contributed here or found on the īnet.
Part #1: *BSD history
The BSD family tree, by James Howard
Part #2: What is BSD? Is it Unix? How does it compare to Linux?
Part #3: Evolution of various *NIXES
thanks to "Scorpions4Ever", originally posted down there vvv
Part #4: FreeBSD or OpenBSD for a web server?
thanks to "Prime Mover" and "Scorpions4Ever"
Part #5: How much "FreeBSD" is there in Darwin? (And some more info about Linux vs. *BSD)
thanks to "Prime Mover"
Part #6: What are the different CDs good for?
CD 1 - boot + installation, bootdisk images + tools
CD 2 - "live filesystem" for starting from sysinstall, CVS repository, commercial software demos
CD 3+4 - prebuilt packages
If you have further links or infos about this issue, please post them here.
- Added #6 (needs to be updated for the other BSDs soon)
- corrected some links
- small update on #4
- joined posts from this thread
- added some other interesting infos from other threads
- added Changelog and Message
- updated format
Last edited by M.Hirsch; October 28th, 2004 at 01:46 PM.
August 1st, 2003, 05:22 PM
Excellent stuff, Manuel - that has really cleared up some stuff for me.
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August 15th, 2003, 12:10 AM
Evolution of various *NIXES
Note that there is a link to a large chart here --- so be prepared to wait a while, if you have low bandwidth
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August 15th, 2003, 04:17 AM
this is great guys. thanks for the links.
October 26th, 2003, 03:39 PM
I'm very glad to have found this info on the BSDs, because I'm wanting to go this direction.
Plus, alot of folks ask me what the differences are, now I will point them here.