Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

Filed under
OS

GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built with free/open source software. However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular for its stability, robustness and security. In this article, I’ll take a look at their similarities and differences.

Introduction

FreeBSD is an operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), which itself is a modification of AT&T’s UNIX, and was created by the University of California. During the development of FreeBSD, to avoid any legal problems with the owners of the source code, the developers decided to re-engineer the original BSD, rather than copy the source code.

In contrast with GNU/Linux, where all the pieces are developed separately and brought together in distributions, FreeBSD has been developed as a complete operating system: the kernel, device drivers, sysadmin’s tools and all the other pieces of software are held in the same revision control system.

Full Story.



Older article

Smile Sorry to be repetitive, but they have taken an old article from the pile again and then changed the datestamp.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Wayland & Weston 1.10 Up To Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate is out for Wayland 1.10 and its reference Weston compositor. Over the earlier alpha/beta releases, the Wayland 1.10 release candidate brings just some cosmetic fixes. Details outlined here. Weston 1.10 Release Candidate 1 meanwhile includes various refinements and bug fixes. The Weston details are outlined here. Read more Also: Nvidia 361.28 Video Driver Released for Linux with Support for GeForce 945A GPUs

Debian-Based RebeccaBlackOS Wayland Live CD Gets the Enlightenment 0.20 Desktop

Some of you out there might remember the RebeccaBlackOS project, a GNU/Linux distribution based on the acclaimed Debian operating system and designed to showcase the latest Wayland technologies on top of the Enlightenment desktop. Read more

Linux on Servers

  • Docker as a High-Performance Enabler for Cloud Storage
    The container-based service Docker is gaining massive momentum in the industry, and for many good reasons. The current appeal of Docker stems from issues associated with running VMs, namely that each one has to be provided with virtualized memory and storage resources. Containers make it far easier to run enterprise-grade services and address concerns for data portability, scaling, processing, performance, extensibility and latency.
  • Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns
    Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments from the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer. "We have hired Natanael Copa, the awesome creator of Alpine Linux, and are in the process of switching the Docker official image library from Ubuntu to Alpine," a user named shykes wrote in a Hacker News thread 10 days ago.
  • HPE to OEM SGI UV 8-Socket Technology for In-Memory Processing of Linux Workloads

today's leftovers