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Explaining BSD
<email>grog@FreeBSD.org</email>
<personname><firstname>Greg</firstname><surname>Lehey</surname></personname><affiliation> <_:address-1/> </affiliation>
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of the FreeBSD Foundation.
AMD, AMD Athlon, AMD Opteron, AMD Phenom, AMD Sempron, AMD Turion, Athlon, Élan, Opteron, and PCnet are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Apple, AirPort, FireWire, iMac, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Macintosh, Mac OS, Quicktime, and TrueType are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Intel, Celeron, Centrino, Core, EtherExpress, i386, i486, Itanium, Pentium, and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Motif, OSF/1, and UNIX are registered trademarks and IT DialTone and The Open Group are trademarks of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
SPARC, SPARC64, and UltraSPARC are trademarks of SPARC International, Inc in the United States and other countries. SPARC International, Inc owns all of the SPARC trademarks and under licensing agreements allows the proper use of these trademarks by its members.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java, Java Virtual Machine, JDK, JRE, JSP, JVM, Netra, OpenJDK, Solaris, StarOffice, SunOS and VirtualBox are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as trademarks. Where those designations appear in this document, and the FreeBSD Project was aware of the trademark claim, the designations have been followed by the <quote>™</quote> or the <quote>®</quote> symbol.
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In the open source world, the word <quote>Linux</quote> is almost synonymous with <quote>Operating System</quote>, but it is not the only open source <trademark class="registered">UNIX</trademark> operating system.
So what is the secret? Why is BSD not better known? This white paper addresses these and other questions.
Throughout this paper, differences between BSD and Linux will be noted <emphasis>like this</emphasis>.
What is BSD?
BSD stands for <quote>Berkeley Software Distribution</quote>. It is the name of distributions of source code from the University of California, Berkeley, which were originally extensions to AT&amp;T's Research <trademark class="registered">UNIX</trademark> operating system. Several open source operating system projects are based on a release of this source code known as 4.4BSD-Lite. In addition, they comprise a number of packages from other Open Source projects, including notably the GNU project. The overall operating system comprises:
The BSD kernel, which handles process scheduling, memory management, symmetric multi-processing (SMP), device drivers, etc.
The C library, the base API for the system.
<emphasis>The BSD C library is based on code from Berkeley, not the GNU project.</emphasis>
Utilities such as shells, file utilities, compilers and linkers.
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This translation Translated FreeBSD Doc/articles_explaining-bsd Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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Translated FreeBSD Doc/articles_linux-users Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/articles_linux-emulation Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/articles_vm-design Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/articles_fonts Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/articles_pam Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/books_faq Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/books_developers-handbook Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Translated FreeBSD Doc/books_handbook Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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