Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: FreeBSD/Linux

Author:Bruce Hoult
Posted:5/15/1999; 8:08:42 PM
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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