> > > > SoloCDM wrote: > > Why do the ISOs seem to be three CDs of 600Mb each for RedHat compared > > to 1.5 CDs for FreeBSD? I thought the files were larger with FreeBSD > > and its tarballs. > > > > Does FreeBSD offer all the packages from A to Z in their CDs? > > There are some packages which are only available through FTP. Some > packages aren't included on CDs because 3 cds is a little excessive. > > > > Does FreeBSD come with an installation package? > > > > Is FreeBSD Linux or UNIX? > > > FreeBSD is a child of System V, so UNIX. Linux was written from scratch > by Linus with the GNU Public License, as opposed to FreeBSD which > originated from BSD, which originated from System V.
No doubt you will hear a lot of corrections to your statement. That is because it is not true. First of all, System V is a UNIX, but UNIX is not a System V. You sound like you have confused which set is the larger and contains the other set. The set of all UNIX contains System V (and BSD and Linux). The set of all System V does NOT contain UNIX (nor BSD) though it could be seen as containing Linux as well as more recent Sun OSen and some others. BSD more truly predates System V. Although the general concept of all of the UNIX flavors comes from original Bell Labs work, BSD branched off and became its own thing before System V came in to being. Later, over time, many BSDs, especially proprietary versions, incorporated some System V "inovations" (features), but that is a separate issue. My understanding is that the lawsuits from wayback caused all Bell Labs code to be excised from BSD and BSD sort of started over clean as part of the settlement those many years ago. FreeBSD and other open software BSDs were born of this clean code, still a BSD system and not anything to do with System V. Linux started with supposedly a "clean" (in the same sense that BSD was cleaned of Bell Labs code) System V type of kernel and people then added on all the rest of the stuff, also supposedly clean code. Now Linux seems to be in the same place BSD was years ago proving they are clean and not using any code now owned by SCO. I have no idea how clean it really is or how seriously SCO is in its claims or if it is just trying to position itself into a marketable position. ////jerry > > -Daniel > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"