FreeBSD or Linux – A Choice Without OS Wars
Pinning FreeBSD against Linux is a tale as old as time. But it removes from the necessary conversation about which technology is most suitable for its users. Both Linux and FreeBSD are mature operating systems with a myriad of resources and features to offer. At times, one will be more suitable than the other depending on the use case and aim. In this article, we take time to discuss where does it fit, and provide the audience with more reading material before making a decision.
FreeBSD History – Understanding the Origins of DTrace
DTraceis a powerful tool for system administrators to diagnosis system issues without unduly impacting performance. DTrace became part of FreeBSD with the release of FreeBSD 7.1 in 2009—two years before Oracle began porting DTrace, and nine years before Oracle eventually solved the inherent CDDL vs GPL license conflict.
A Quick Look at the History of Package Management on FreeBSD
Pkgng became FreeBSD’s official package manager in FreeBSD 10 in 2014. Applications can be easily installed from either pkg—a system managing precompiled binary packages—or the ports tree, which automates building and installation of packages directly from their source code.
Unix Philosophy: A Quick Look at the Ideas that Made Unix
Early on, developers working on Unix created a set of ideals that acted as a roadmap for the programs they wrote. They didn’t always follow these ideals, but they set the tone for the Unix project. Keep programs simple, design programs to work together, test early and often – are only some of these ideals. To this day, the Unix Philosophy impacts many projects.
UNIX: On the Path to BSD
We continue our series of articles on the history of Unix with the events led to the creation of BSD. Find out about the first Unix editions, how C evolved, and how Unix was first licensed.
The Birth of UNIX
In his 1999 book In the Beginning… Was the Command Line, Neal Stephenson said the following about Unix: “Windows 95 and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture. It is our Gilgamesh epic.”
Read more about how the story of UNIX actually goes.
History of FreeBSD – Net/1 and Net/2 – A Path to Freedom
Let’s talk some more FreeBSD history. From the release of 4.3BSD to how networking for all became available and Net/1 and Net/2 came to be.
This article is going to cover the time period from the release of 4.3BSD with TCP/IP to the BSD lawsuits. This period set the stage for BSD as we know it today.
Tracing the History of ARM and FreeBSD
Did you know that during the course of the day, you have spent more time interacting with Arm processors than any other architectures. And FreeBSD can take advantage of this technology. Let’s take a look at the Arm architecture.
FreeBSD Jails – The Beginning of FreeBSD Containers
Join us as we take you through the history of how FreeBSD containers came to be, where did the need for such a solution originate, and how they were developed into the practical FreeBSD Jails they are today.
History of FreeBSD – Part 4: BSD and TCP/IP
Today, FreeBSD is used by many companies and individuals to manage network traffic or build embedded systems in one form or another. BSD was created many years before the idea of networking computers across the country was even possible. In this new article from the “History of FreeBSD” series, we will look at how networking was first added to BSD.