The differences between Linux and BSD

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Shownotes for episode 9, published Wednesday, 3 Mar 2020

In this episode of Syscast, I talk to Jan-Piet Mens to discuss the differences between Linux and BSD systems.

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Show topics

We discuss:

  • The differences between Linux & BSD in user-land
  • Why did Linux become more popular than BSD?
  • How systemd drove Jan-Piet to BSD 😉
  • The differences of distributions vs. operating systems
  • FreeBSD vs OpenBSD vs NetBSD
  • Package managers in BSD
  • Creating packages for BSD
  • “pkg” vs “ports” in BSD
  • Filesystem differences between Linux & BSD
  • Managing Linux vs BSD with Ansible

Additional shownotes


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