On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:14:41PM -0500, David D.W. Downey wrote: > And how is that different from Linux? FreeBSD is an Operating System, so is > Red Hat, Debian, Stampede, SLS, Slackware, and on and on. FreeBSD does the > same thing. FreeBSD didn't develop OpenSSL but it includes it, nor did it > develop SSH or swat, but it includes them. Just as linux distributions do.
That's somewhat incorrect in my view. See http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/explaining-bsd/index.html for details. My attempt at a summary: RedHat et al may /distribute/ an operating system, but they did not write it. An analogy in the motorcycle world are the custom bike shops (some of which make extremely nice motorcycles!) versus Harley-Davidson. The custom bike shops carefully (one hopes) select components from the open market and put the polish on the resulting product. H-D may also use open market products (electrics *cough*, carbs *cough*) but are considered a /manufacturer/. Both sell motorcycles (operating systems). There is a distinction, however. -T -- Being generous is inborn; being altruistic is a learned perversity. No resemblance. - Robert Heinlein _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"