The FreeBSD Foundation has designated June 19 as National FreeBSD Day! On June 19, 1993, FreeBSD was chosen to be the name for this open-source operating system that is now widely used across the world. Read their post on how we can celebrate and promote FreeBSD.

We’re pleased to announce that June 19 has been declared National FreeBSD Day. Join us in honoring The FreeBSD Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology.

What is FreeBSD

FreeBSD is an open-source operating system developed out of the University of California at Berkley in 1993. Used by billions of people around the globe, FreeBSD is used to teach operating system concepts in universities. Companies also develop products on FreeBSD, and universities use it as a research platform.

In fact, there’s a good chance you’re already using at least some code derived from FreeBSD in your everyday life. For example, if you stream movies via Netflix, chat with friends on WhatsApp, or play the latest PlayStation 4 game sensation, you’re already using FreeBSD.

As a pioneer in open-source technology, FreeBSD can be modified and redesigned to meet the needs of the user, free of charge within the guidelines of the license…

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