Difference FreeBSD and Linux

This quote, that has been around for a while, is quite funny:

BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC. Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a Unix system for the PC.


  1. Scott R says

    A quote that may

    accurately reflect their beginnings, but does not come anywhere close to touching on the differences in their schools of thought, design philosophies,

    communities, development processes, or the current state of things in-general.

  2. says


    that is a funny quote, reminds me of this website that initially convinced me to try



    Before stumbling upon this I ran a plethora of Linux systems (mainly

    Zenwalk and Fedora). Overall I have had very good experiences with FreeBSD, and it has become my OS of choice.

    Anyways, it’s a very good article on some

    of the main differences between Linux and the BSDs. It’s about as non-biased as you’re going to get, and I like it most because it goes over the high

    level differences and mindsets rather than low level details.

  3. says

    i love PC-BSD

    freeBSD in a linux fashion way
    a distro, 2 cds, easy to install, freebsd at core,
    fast. install sound and kde at install.

    comes with

    some apps at choice, installable at initial instalation

    pbi packages – one click. install. if instaled. 1 clicks, uninstalls

    easy, secure, very fun,


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