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Old 07-29-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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What is the difference between linux and bsd. I have used several linux distros but never BSD.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Google is your friend
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:36 AM
 
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What is the difference between linux and bsd. I have used several linux distros but never BSD.
BSD is one of the versions/releases of Linux, since you have used different Linux distributions you should know that....

Read here for information:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articl...and-linux.html
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:33 AM
 
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What is the difference between linux and bsd. I have used several linux distros but never BSD.
I've only used BSD on a fairy irregular basis, so am not an expert. But the differences I noticed were things like the hierarchy of the file system (same principles, but the branching off from / was different), different package management (BSD does not use rpm or deb) and some shell commands are not quite the same as in Linux.

Most of these issues are only apparent when using the command line. If you are using BSD entirely though KDE or another GUI, you might not realise that its not Linux until you take a closer look.

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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Externally not much, but internally a lot. BSD basically is Unix, or a branch of it. Linux is a Unix clone written from scratch. If you are writing low level code you might run in to differences between the two, otherwise you'll likely just notice that the non-Unix specific tools/commands are different.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Thanks all. I was curious because I have always wondered and was curious if it would address my Mint issues. I love Mint but it has bugs made me go back to Windoze8
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Default And, you have no clue...

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BSD is one of the versions/releases of Linux
what you talking about.
BSD = Unix
Linux = Linux Is Not UniX
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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what you talking about.
BSD = Unix
Linux = Linux Is Not UniX
Google is your friend.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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what you talking about.
BSD = Unix
Linux = Linux Is Not UniX
~Yawn~
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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Google is your friend.
He is correct though.

Linux was pretty much an entirely new creation roughly based on a Unix derivative (Minix).

BSD is a direct derivative of Unix.

I know that may sound like "picking", but... I mean, it is properly within the bounds of the OP's question.



OP, asking a question as you are is fine... but.. asking that question when the information is seconds away with a Google search is akin to walking into a room with a sign and asking the people in the room to read to you what is on the sign.
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