----- Original Message ----- From: "Beheer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:33 AM Subject: Re: FreeBSD - Linux / Unix ?
> Gil Binder wrote: > > Hey there, > > I am a FreeBSD user, I have a debate with someone about FreeBSD. > > And I would like you to answer our little debate, FreeBSD is: > > A. Linux It is definitely not A. Linux is a kernel, and FreeBSD has its own kernel. There is absolutely no Linux code in FreeBSD. However, Linux being a kernel only is usually packaged with software from GNU for its userland. Much of FreeBSD's userland is its own code, but it does use some GNU software. FreeBSD is also under the BSD license, which is significantly different than Linux's GPL license, although both are open source. > > B. Unix Depends on what you mean by Unix. There is code in it that derives from the original AT&T UNIX. It is also posix compliant. However, the Open Group which currently owns the UNIX trademark does not consider it Unix. Also, people will often use the term Unix to refer to the proprietary operating systems from the big vendors (SunOS/Solaris, Tru64, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX), which are branched from the original UNIX and has code licensed from it (note SCO who now owns the code). Although you can loosely call FreeBSD Unix, it is more aptly referred to as a unix derivative or unix variant. > > C. Something else ( Tell us what ;P ) I'd go with this answer. If I had to classify it in any group, I'd classify it as a BSD. 1) Because it's branched directly from BSD 2) It's under the BSD license. 3) It is most similar to other BSD derivates such as OpenBSD and NetBSD, with which it shares a lot of common code, and is significantly more different from any other operating system. > > > > Thanks and have a great week / day / whatever ;], > > Gil. > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > > > see: http://www.schellong.de/div/fbsd_cmp.pdf > > Richard. > > ____ __ > / __ \____ _____/ /_/ _________ ____ ___ > / /_/ / __ `/ __ / _ \/ ___/ __ \/ __ `__ \ > / _, _/ /_/ / /_/ / __/ /__/ /_/ / / / / / / > /_/ |_|\__,_/\__,_/\___/\___/\____/_/ /_/ /_/ > > www.radecom.nl > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"