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Old 19th March, 2005, 01:49 PM
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the major difference is in the community. Linux is this massive maze of open source this and free that, with patches and fixes all over the joint.

BSD (well im talking OpenBSD here) is standardised by a kind of council, and has a release every 6 months or so. There is no version skew, no patching in between, no nonsense that makes linux the maintenance drama that it is. linux can be emulated seamlessly on BSD so game servers for linux work on BSD etc.

The beauty of NetBSD is it is cut down, unbloated and portable. Meaning it can run on slower machines easily.
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