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ZDNet: BSD System Takes On Linux

Sep 25, 2000, 23:42 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"The buzz in operating systems today seems to center on Linux. But there's another OS generating a lot of interest - BSD...."

"With its move to distribute FreeBSD, BSDi is capitalizing on the acceptance of open-source code among Internet start-ups, application service providers (ASPs) and Internet service providers (ISPs) - markets in which BSD OS already has a strong foothold."

"But BSDi hasn't always been so squarely in the open-source camp. The programmers behind the FreeBSD, BSDnet and OpenBSD open-source projects viewed BSD OS, the offering of the commercial company, as a potential competitor, and tensions sprang up between them and the company, McCown says. He follows developments in BSD because of the strong security features adopted by the various operating systems."

"There was always a sense of strain between the various BSD software projects and the company," McCown says."

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