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Old 04-02-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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What other free operating systems are there besides the various linux distros.

I know there must be a few that are not linux, anyone know some?
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There are some other operating systems that are free other than just Linux. One of the is the Linux/Windows hybrid (if you will). An example of this is: Cooperative Linux. This is an OS that runs both the OS's in their native state.

Also there are all the BSD OS's. BSD stands for: Berkley Software Distribution. The most popular of the BSD's is FreeBSD. You can find out information about it at http://www.freebsd.org. Another popular BSD is PC-BSD. http://www.pcbsd.org. For more BSD distros you can check out: http://www.bsd.org.


For a list of a lot of Free/Open Source/Commercial OS's check out this website: http://www.freebyte.com/operatingsystems/
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Ok thanks for you help
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Unbuntu.......

Like a Mac OS.... just free version...
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What other free operating systems are there besides the various linux distros.
Ubuntu is a variety of Linux
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I'm not sure if Sun Solaris is open source, but it's free as far as I know.
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I'm not sure if Sun Solaris is open source, but it's free as far as I know.
Solaris is free. If you want help, you have to pay for a subscription but the actual OS is free.
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Unbuntu.......

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No its not. Mac OS X is written with a unix based kernel. Ubuntu is written with a Linux Kernel. The kernels are similar yet different in many ways. Also, Mac OS X is propritory and Linux is mostly all free, with RHEL being the exception. Just leting you know.
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No its not. Mac OS X is written with a unix based kernel. Ubuntu is written with a Linux Kernel. The kernels are similar yet different in many ways. Also, Mac OS X is propritory and Linux is mostly all free, with RHEL being the exception. Just leting you know.
Their actually both based on BSD lol.
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