FreeBSD in 2007 – a review

FreeBSD in 2007 – a review

2007 is over. It was a very successful year for open source software and another 12 interesting months have passed for FreeBSD. In this post I want to look back at 2007 and see how FreeBSD faired, what happened in “FreeBSD land” and how FreeBSD based...

GPL vs BSD, a matter of sustainability

Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I don’t know which predates which, but it really doesn’t matter. The spirit behind both licenses is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea in different ways. In the GPL license you...

BSD Community vs Linux Community

Another interesting post from Penguin Pete: “The BSD Community Compared to the Linux Community”: “I’ll tell you the number one thing right off that I like better about BSD than Linux: the peace and quiet. An amazing experience occurred when I...

Major differences FreeBSD – Linux

I like this comparison between Linux and FreeBSD: Although FreeBSD and Linux are close cousins with a considerable number of similarities under the hood, some major differences separate them. FreeBSD is tidy, self-contained, and well-organized. All the pieces form a...

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...