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What is FreeBSD?

An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.
FreeBSD is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
FreeBSD is an open source tool with 4.6K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses FreeBSD?

83 companies reportedly use FreeBSD in their tech stacks, including PeekYou, Zscaler, and zetaops.

47 developers on StackShare have stated that they use FreeBSD.

FreeBSD Integrations

Mercurial, Checkmk, OpenSSH, OCaml, and LiteSpeed are some of the popular tools that integrate with FreeBSD. Here's a list of all 23 tools that integrate with FreeBSD.

Why developers like FreeBSD?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use FreeBSD

FreeBSD's Features

  • KMS And New drm2 Video Drivers
  • Capsicum Enabled By Default
  • New Binary Packaging System
  • Unmapped I/O

FreeBSD Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to FreeBSD?
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
It is a free and secure UNIX-like operating system that emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security & integrated cryptography.
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
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FreeBSD's Followers
44 developers follow FreeBSD to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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