FreeBSD vs Linux: What are the differences?
Developers describe FreeBSD as "An operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms". 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. On the other hand, Linux is detailed as "A family of free and open source software operating systems based on the Linux kernel". 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.
FreeBSD and Linux can be primarily classified as "Operating Systems" tools.
Some of the features offered by FreeBSD are:
- KMS And New drm2 Video Drivers
- Capsicum Enabled By Default
- New Binary Packaging System
On the other hand, Linux provides the following key features:
- Multi User
FreeBSD is an open source tool with 4.37K GitHub stars and 1.72K GitHub forks. Here's a link to FreeBSD's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Linux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 25 company stacks & 126 developers stacks; compared to FreeBSD, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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