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ZDNN: BSD a better OS than Linux?

Jul 22, 1999, 16:01 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Sullivan)

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"BSD software powers some of the biggest sites on the Web -- so why was it Linux that captured public imagination?"

"BSD is the software behind the world's most popular Web site and the world's most popular FTP site -- but unless you're a geek, you've never heard of it."

"An open-source operating system like Linux, BSD was developed in the 1970s at the University of California-Berkeley, well before Linus Torvalds ever took a computer course. So why was it Linux that captured mindshare and public imagination? BSD's obscurity is just part of the reason it is now considered cooler than Linux among the geekiest geeks. But the software some say is the most secure operating system in the world may be poised to make a Linux-like leap to the forefront."

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