> > greetings! just wanted to ask the meaning of BSD,is it an example of > operating system?what are the features of operating system?
Your best bet is to go to the FreeBSD web site and start following some of the links and reading. There is a lot of historical and technical information that can be located that way. A short answer is that BSD stands for Berkeley Software Distribution and refers to the group at UC Berkeley that developed and put out the first generally complete distribution of UNIX - in the previous century. Nowdays, BSD generally means the operating system that is somewhat a descendant of that early UNIX, although all of the guts of it have been rewritten completely over the years to improve it and to steer away from legal hassles. Currently there are three freely available BSD OSen. The one used in highest volume is FreeBSD. It is the one trying to be the most general. There are also OpenBSD and NetBSD, each working on a different niche area of need and expertise. There are innumerable articles written on them if you start following links and do a little searching in the maillist archives, Google, OnLamp and other such places. The BSD Unixes have become the premier and most stable and reliable OSen for network servers today. ////jerry _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"