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BSD to leapfrog Linux?

Nov 29, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Henry Kingman, senior producer of ZDNet's Linux Resource Center, reports on progress in the world of BSD Unix. Soon, Kingman observes, the “fifth BSD” could put BSD on more computers than run Linux. Kingman writes . . .

“BSD is likely to rival Linux very soon in total number of users, and the BSD community is primping for center stage. For example, leading online BSD publication DaemonNews will launch a dead trees version on Jan 15 of 2001, while each of the five BSD flavors will make or has already made a major new release within the current 30-day window. Additionally, a first-ever unified BSDCon took place in Monterey, Calif. in Oct. of 2000.”

“Much of the excitement revolves around Darwin, 'the fifth BSD' . . .”

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