FreeBSD is an Unix operating system like Linux, but much older, more disciplined and more mature. It is faster and more stable for servers, but doesn't have such a wide range of software or such fast-growing support that Linux has. Linux is better if you want to play the games and other closed-source software released for Linux too- like Enemy Territory
and so on. FreeBSD deserves to be more popular though, but from these other posts you can see why it isn't. Let's hope they're the minority of FreeBSD fans.
Mr. Newbie couldn't take the abuse and RTFM
ming of the FreeBSD community, so installed Gentoo
noun - primary one
FreeBSD is one of several Unix-like
operating systems stemming from the BSD4.4-lite
release of the Berkeley Software Distributions
FreeBSD is the most popular of the BSD
s and is focused largely on the ix86
FreeBSD currently has two main development branches; 4.9 and 5.2. The first is stable and ready for use in servers. The second is a development branch that will see better SMP
The FreeBSD mascot is one that is shared by all BSDs, the beastie
. Falsely called Chuck or Charlie
by some this daemon
is a smiling fellow in large sneakers that has undergone relatively few alterations over the past two decades and has been used on hats, boxer shorts, shirts, jackets, stickers and has been used on a series of pewter and copper statues.
FreeBSD has spawned two prominent derived operating systems; Darwin
, the Unix-like underpinings of Mac OS X
, a contiuation of the 4.x codebase see...
FreeBSD = Free + Berkeley Software Development.
Most popular UNIX release the world has ever seen. www.freebsd.org.
(common) FreeBSD pwns ur A$$
I love FreeBSD.
FreeBSD is a stable, well designed, fast POSIX operating system. It has a well organised group of experienced core developers. As a result it is far more reliable than Linux, whose architecture is vastly inferior.
Linux sucks; use FreeBSD instead :-)
adj. - The god of Freedom.
syn/a-rc. - Live Free or Die.
con. - DEATH TO LINUX.
I FreeBSDized nine of our Linux servers and our IT business is suddenly stabilized.
Something that has Microsoft very scared. A high-quality free unix variant based on the original Berkeley (BSD 4.4-lite) sources.
FreeBSD is going to destroy Microsoft, because nobody wants to pay out the a$$ to run Window$.