freebsd vs. netbsd

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Mon Jun 8 13:21:12 UTC 2020

> On Jun 8, 2020, at 12:04 AM, Doug McIntyre <merlyn at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 08, 2020 at 12:08:13PM +0800, Wesley wrote:
>> On 2020/6/8  上午 11:14, Polytropon wrote:
>>> 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.
>> And, do you know if there is a mobile OS powered by BSD?
> Not per-se, but Apple took many parts of BSD
> into Darwin, which forms the basis of iOS for all their devices.
> Ie.
> So you could say a bit of BSD is in quite a lot of mobile devices.

MacOS departs farther and farther away from BSD… so some time ago I scratched MacOS from my list of “UNIXes”. Administering server on MacOS became unbearable for me. I still tell all Mac laptop owners: the beauty of MacOS is that you have nice GUI, and UNIX under the hood.

Disclaimer: majority of systems I have in my list of UNIXes strictly speaking can not be called UNIX, as they do not pay loyalties for that name to AT&T.


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