What is bsd spelled out?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Feb 11 04:57:05 UTC 2017

BSD is short for "Berkeley Software Distribution", an
early UNIX-like operating system that was the basis of
many modern descendants, such as FreeBSD, OpenBSD or
NetBSD. The abbreviation is also used for "flavors"
of those operating systems, i. e. modified, preconfigured
and customized versions (for example PC-BSD, today called
TrueOS, MidnightBSD, TrustedBSD). Ideas and concepts
of BSD can even be found in Apple's Mac OS X.

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