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    I have used Linux for a few years and BSD for a month. I was told the big difference between BSD and Liniux is that BSD maintains a userland. Is there any other difference between all the *nix operating systems? Is BDS a type of Unix? And what about the different BSDs are they all only slightly different in their userland? Besides the tecnical differences, I have noticed BSD seems a little more difficult to configure. Is this a fair generalization? Is BSD more secure, or fast? And a greedy queston just for the language learners like me - does BSD have good support for languages like Chinese or Spanish.

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    This doesn't answer all your questions, but take a look at http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd...bsd4linux1.php
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    All UNIX os's are not the same, although they are very similar. A lot of unix os's are not easy to work with. A fun one for x86 is interactive unix. It sucked at interacting, and had native support for something like 3 or 4 different NIC chipsets. Also, tons of files were world-writable, so you could root interactive boxes like 1000 ways if you had user level access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haleleonj
    Is BDS a type of Unix?
    BSD is UNIX based. It does not have the license to call itself UNIX. Although for all practical purposes it can be called UNIX.
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    Cool. That explains things pretty well for me. BSD is based more on a rigerous academic background from what I read, thanks for the links. It has great support, but mayber slightly less than linux. It seems more stable overall, and I think it will be fun to try later in the future - I still feel intimidated by the change over from the last time I tried to cross over. But then again that was on a Mac too. Maybe I can work my way up by using Gentoo. Thanks all ~~ Justin

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