freebsd vs. netbsd

Wesley wesley at
Mon Jun 8 04:10:08 UTC 2020

On 2020/6/8 上午 11:14, Polytropon wrote:
>> what are their use scenes then?
> Oversimplified: NetBSD is the candidate for "runs everywhere",
> so it's very useful for embedded systems and "strange" hardware
> platforms; OpenBSD has security as primary goal, that makes it
> perfect for servers; FreeBSD is also used for embedded, servers,
> and desktops. In an attempt to summarize, all the BSDs can be
> used for almost everything - from embedded, to laptops, desktops,
> servers, and "combined forms". In reality, you_will_  find BSDs
> in all those places, and you will also find them in places where
> you don't know there is a BSD running, for example in routers,
> managed switches, NAS, WLAN APs, firewall and other networking
> appliances. They are also used as development platforms for a
> lot of other systems.

Thank you so much Polytropon.

Do these three have difference on package management?
For example, Ubuntu use apt, Centos use yum for package management.
Though their main purpose are similar, but usage is different.


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