(Free)BSD myths dispelled

(Free)BSD myths dispelled

As the BSD projects (DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD) have grown in size, a number of persistent myths have grown up around them. Some of these are perpetuated by well meaning but misguided individuals, others by people pursuing their own agendas. This page...
Review of “The Book of PF”

Review of “The Book of PF”

Dru Lavigne has reviewed “The Book of PF – A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall”. Peter N.M. Hansteen, the writer, has written this book as an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial. PF (Packet Filter) is a robust packet...

BSD, the more Unix-like OS

This is an interesting blog post looking at the BSD as a viable alternative to Linux. The BSDs are less hyped and are in some areas superior to Linux: “The BSDs have been around for a long time – longer than Linux. But they have received much less...

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...