FreeBSD is an operating system for many different kinds of computers. This means that if you have a computer around the house and want to run FreeBSD on it, you probably can. Computers that run Microsoft Windows will also run FreeBSD. It is based on BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
Open source [change]
FreeBSD is open source. This means that anyone can download the source code and change, or learn from it. The people who work on FreeBSD do not usually get paid. They keep working on it because they enjoy it or want to become more experienced programmers. Most open source software that runs on Linux will run natively on FreeBSD without the need for any compatibility layer.
Operating systems based on FreeBSD [change]
There are a lot of operating systems, which are based on FreeBSD.
Operating systems with a GUI [change]
Examples for that kind of operating systems are:
Other pages [change]
Other websites [change]
- FreeBSD software
- Other interesting information about FreeBSD including One Floppy FreeBSD MP3 and CD Player
- Manual Pages for FreeBSD - pages saying exactly what each command does
- FreeBSD 9.1 - Announcement of FreeBSD 9.1