Beyond The Big Three BSDs, BSD Alternatives

Martin Brown says, although Linux gets much of the attention in the Free and open source operating system world, the BSD operating system is also very popular. BSD has a longer history, and its roots go right back to one of the original Unix implementations that spawned commercial Unix variants like Solaris and Mac OS X.

BSD is actually a popular source for server-focused operating systems and, due to an open license, it is sometimes more attractive to developers as the base for their projects. With some BSD variants, security and high-performance networking are key drivers.

When our last article on BSD (“Differentiating Among the BSD Distros” ran, various readers pointed out our neglect of some of the lesser-known BSD-based flavors available. This article, therefore, will look at some of the less-mainstream, yet equally valuable, BSD variants available. Read more.

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