Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A Roundup of Free Operating Systems

By David Chisnall

Whenever people think of a free operating system (if they do), the odds are that they will think of Linux, a clone of UNIX from 1991. They also might think of one or more of the BSDs, UNIX-derivatives dating back to the early ’80s. Let’s face it, though—UNIX is pretty boring. It was great for a PDP-11, and it gets the job done now, but it’s not exactly exciting.
Fortunately, the Free Software community has some much more interesting projects which, even if they might not be as useful, are much more fun.

Complete article is here

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