About BSD

What is BSD? BSD is short for “Berkley Software Distribution” which was a proprietary Unix operating system.. Today there are many open source successors which are commonly referred to as BSD and considered to be direct descendents of the Unix system.

BSD variants:
FreeBSD (USA) based:

NetBSD (USA) based:

OpenBSD (Canada) based:

Apple’s OS X and IOS operating systems are based on NextSTEP, which in turn was primarily based on FreeBSD and NetBSD.

Wikipedia article on Berkley Software Distribution


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