Seven Client OSes That Could Replace Windows - FreeBSD

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-08-13 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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4. FreeBSD
Like Solaris, FreeBSD benefits from access to most of the same software that powers the Linux desktop and, if you're so inclined, can today be used as a client operating system. BSD licensing is more liberal than that which governs Linux, which is beneficial for makers of proprietary platforms. For instance, FreeBSD makes up part of Apple's OS X core, and this behind-the-scenes OS X inclusion is probably the most prominence that FreeBSD will end up enjoying.

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