FreeBSD vs. RedHat

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Thu Oct 2 04:12:45 PDT 2003

On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 11:23:37PM -0400, Todd Stephens wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 October 2003 11:09 pm, Daniel Hawton wrote:
> >  4.4BSD Lite 2 is BSD.. which is from SysV.. heh That's what I said.
> Let me give acknowledgment to Greg Lehey ahead of time for this as this 
> bit that follows comes from _The Complete FreeBSD_.
> ".. by the mid-80s, there were four different versions of UNIX: the 
> Research Version ... the Berkeley Software Distribution ... System V 
> .. and XENIX, "
> Sorry for omitting parts, but the overall idea of the passage remains 
> intact.
> I believe, and someone correct me here, that BSD was a modification of 
> the /original/ UNIX code which existed prior to Sys V in 1983, 
> indicating that BSD and Sys V are different branches from the same 
> trunk.  The history is rather confusing though, so I expect to be wrong 
> on this.

I think this is pritty much correct. Berkeley original started with this
because the original UNIX wasn't able to handle two HD on one contoler.

This got the BSD history written down:


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