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Date:      Sat, 16 May 1998 04:46:14 +0800
From:      "Randy Foo Jong Suan" <>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Difference between FreeBSD & Linux
Message-ID:  <000001bd8042$816022c0$>

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Dear Chuck,

1) I am starting to learn UNIX commands by installing Slackware Linux on my
using UMSDOS partitioning. As you know, of course, that there are many
distributions or 'flavours' of Linux, e.g. Caldera, Debian, Red Hat etc.

All of them can be classified as Linux OS.

2) It seems to me that FreeBSD is like Linux BUT it is not classed together
with the Linux distributions. (GNU Public Licensing aside. . .)

So if I were to install, learn and use FreeBSD on my PC, am I learning Linux
or UNIX or what?!? By using FreeBSD, can I correctly claim that I am
learning Linux??

3) Are there any major technical differences between Linux and FreeBSD?
Or was it just the GNU licensing thing that sets them apart?

I am somewhat confused. Moreover, Red Hat seemed to be a very popular
Should I touch on FreeBSD then?

Please advise, Chuck.



Randy Foo Jong Suan

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