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Subject:   BSD vs Gentoo?
Date:   2002-10-12 03:19:15
From:   anonymous2
I've thought of installing a BSD OS for some time now, mostly to learn a new unix OS but also for the BSD license.

How does Gentoo differs from BSD except that it's Linux?

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  • BSD vs Gentoo?
    2003-08-26 19:43:05  anonymous2 [View]

    Apart from running different kernels, gentoo linux uses init.d startup scripts(/etc/init.d), where as FreeBSD uses the BSD (system v?) style startup scripts (/etc/rc.d).
    The default shell is csh.
    The package systems are both quite similar in that they both sit on the filesystem in directories and they both resolve dependencies(sp?) automatially, but there is no emerge under BSD.
    There are lots of other little differences like config files being in different places etc but everything is covered on www.freebsd.org