"The computer industry can be a scary place. Products try to
evolve carefully, but get caught in the publicity machine and
quickly grow out of control. This year's poster child for too-fast
growth is Linux. While many network managers have found Linux to be
more stable and reliable than Windows 2000, they also have begun to
worry about whether the hype machine will destabilize Linux. Into
this picture steps Linux's lesser-known cousins, the Berkeley
Software Distribution-based operating systems - FreeBSD, NetBSD,
OpenBSD and BSDI."
"The BSDs have been around for a long time - longer than
Linux. But they have received much less attention than Linux in the
press because they have fewer noisy supporters. Nevertheless, they
continue to thrive, because of their similarities to, and
differences from, Linux. Like Linux, the BSDs are free, fast and
have a variety of software available for them. In addition, BSD
kernels tend to be more stable than Linux kernels, BSDs run on a
wider variety of hardware and have fewer security issues."
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