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Old 02-06-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default BSD Unix vs. GNU/Linux?

Hello you all *nix gurus,

I am really confused about something lately, after watching this humorous "BSD is dying" video clip on Google Video: . And I wonder, why do BSD people disdain the existence of Linux so much? I can get this mentality almost on every Linux or Unix forum. Aren't they close enough? Well, compared to Windows, Solaris, and others. I know Linux is a modification of Minix. In short, they all belong to the "Unix-like" family, no? I admit that I don't know enough about the history of the computing industry. So, can someone explain to me why there are the "true Unix" camp and the "Unix-like" camp? What and why the difference?

By the way, I started using Gentoo (installation = a hell of fun) and reading the books on LinuxFromScratch.org, pretty inspiring!

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: BSD Unix vs. GNU/Linux?

It's just a really childish thing that everyone does.

I am a BSD fan but I don't make fun of other distro's.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: BSD Unix vs. GNU/Linux?

So how different is the Linux kernel and the BSD (or Unix in general) kernel? I've heard that BSD is way more stable, robust, "advanced" than Linux (famous one: Port in BSD beats Portage in Gentoo) but on the other hand, applications, community, tutorial, support tend to side with Linux (like I couldn't find drivers for my laptop under BSD). I have been having a hard time figuring out which one should I be learning.
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mac os x in based on BSD
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