Bsd updating software
Sun Microsystems earlier offering “Sun OS” was based on BSD code from the early ’80s until the early ’90s when Sun released Sun OS 4.0 based on AT&T’s Sys V code.
Sun attempted to clarify the change by marketing “Solaris” instead of “Sun OS” although “Sun OS” referred to as the core operating system, while “Solaris” is considered an operating environment; thus Solaris 10 is Sun OS 5.10.
Free BSD has its own boot loader similar to Grub or Lilo.
This is rarely needed on multi-boot systems as I find grub to be easier to use and manipulate.
Perhaps you are a long time GNU/Linux user and have been curious about experimenting with the other half of Open Source, the BSD class of operating systems.
The 6.1 release is just around the corner, the first batch of RCs (release candidates) are already hitting the Free BSD mirrors and by the time this article hits the press, 6.1 will probably have been released.
The installation is the same as in the previous 5.x branch; however, there was a bug resulting in USB peripherals becoming unresponsive after the kernel loads that wasn’t fixed in the 6.0 release.
Free BSD uses a text based installation tool called Sysinstall.
Debian, and Slackware users will feel right at home, while long time Red Hat users might need to adjust.
In 1993, development of 386BSD seemed to have stagnated, and there was a growing back log of patches that Lynne and William Jolitz, the original creators of the project were not merging into the main code base.
Eventually, a group of developers including Jordan Hubbard, decided that the project was worth continuing on its own, even without the support of Jolitz.