What are the technical differences between Linux and BSD?

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Sat Nov 12 09:05:20 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Allen <Unix.Hacker at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 10/31/2011 3:50 PM, Zantgo wrote:
>> I mean, like BSD is based on the original UNIX, and Linux on System
>> V,
> Um, no.... BSD was a version of Unix that was done at Berkeley. They were
> one of the first Universities to REALLY get work done with Unix adding
> things that we all now take for granted (Vi, TCP/IP, more) and basically
> came out with this "BSD" which was in very high demand and VERY popular. It,
> in my mind, was better than the AT&T Unix.
> Linux uses System V style Init. It's BASED on SunOS. Linus Torvalds said
> that when he started working on Linux, his reason for doing so, was that he
> wanted to run on HIS computer, the same thing he had been using at the
> University, which, was SunOS. He said his early inspiration for Linux was
> SunOS.
> Just because it uses System V init doesn't mean it's actually based on it...

Yes, but I guess that Linus probably used early versions of SunOS 4
which were not only BSD-based, but also not yet SysV-ied.


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