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ZDTV: AlternaTip: FreeBSD

“We introduce a new operating system this week for our
Alternatip. New to us, that is. It’s actually the oldest operating
system still in common use today: FreeBSD.”

We spend a lot of time talking about Linux, of course.
Linux is a Unix clone created by Linus Torvalds in 1991 because he
wanted to use Unix but didn’t want to pay for it. He should have
waited a year or two.

“FreeBSD is Unix, but because the Unix trademark is owned by
Open Systems, it can’t be called Unix. You can make a pretty good
case that it’s more Unix than the proprietary flavors of Unix that
use the name. FreeBSD is based on the Berkeley distribution of
Unix, but like Linux, it’s completely free.”


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