Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Author: Bruce Hoult Posted: 5/15/1999; 8:08:42 PM Topic: FreeBSD/Linux Msg #: 6311 (In response to 6292) Prev/Next: 6310 / 6312
From a non-technical point, from a user perspective, and for somebody that is use to use the command line, what are the differences between FreeBSD-openBSD and Linux?
Just about zero.
For the system administrator, there is some disagreement about what programs go in /bin vs /usr/bin vs /usr/local/bin. There are two different arrangements of the system startup/runlevel changing code for loading and unloading services (IMHO everyone should use the Sys V method). Basically, if you've used one then on another one you might find a few files in different places, but it's not so different that you get lost.
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