Marcelo project is the knowledge
environment over knowledge & technology transfer
from open-, free- and low cost operating systems and
This include: promotion, availability, knowledge, documentation, software and training (not commercial). The commercial part is "MFdata" (in process).
The principal supported systems are:
Contact: Unix Marcelo, W. Marcelo M. ,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
|What is FreeBSD?
||the another Unix
most advanced Unix system
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), AMD64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon 64, and EM64T), Alpha/AXP, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures. It is derived from BSD UNIX, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development. For simple use, newcomers in computers, or special users exists favors of FreeBSD like PC-BSD, GhostBSD, FreeNAS, pfSense, and more.
Cutting edge features
FreeBSD offers advanced networking, performance, security and compatibility features today which are still missing in other operating systems, even some of the best commercial ones.
Powerful Internet & network solutions
FreeBSD makes an ideal Internet or Intranet server. It provides robust network services under the heaviest loads and uses memory efficiently to maintain good response times for thousands of simultaneous user processes.
Run a huge number of applications
The quality of FreeBSD combined with today's low-cost, high-speed PC hardware makes FreeBSD a very economical alternative to commercial UNIX® workstations. It is well-suited for a great number of both desktop (PC-BSD, GhostBSD) and server (FreeNAS, pfSense, ...) applications.
Easy to install
FreeBSD can be installed from a variety of media including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or if you have a network connection, you can install it directly over anonymous FTP or NFS. Variants of FreeBSD, (GhostBSD and PC-BSD) have one graphical installer, the newcomer can simple and fast install FreeBSD.
FreeBSD is free
While you might expect an operating system with these features to sell for a high price, FreeBSD is available free of charge and comes with full source code. If you would like to purchase a copy to try out, more information and CD/DVD (only cost for media and handling) is available by Unix Marcelo and MFdata.
|Why not Linux?
First, Linux is a kernel, not an OS. Linux distributions like Red Hat or Ubuntu combines with other software. As you no doubt are aware, there are hundreds of distributions of Linux. With FreeBSD, there is only one "official" production version of FreeBSD, the another variants from FreeBSD (GhostBSD, FreeNAS, …) are 100% compatible. The userland programs are made by FreeBSD and included on the CD/DVD. With FreeBSDs you has a complete operating system. With Linux, you have a kernel, as source code, and anybody can use to roll their own kernel variant's and combine with userland and programs to create one operating system. In fact, there is a Linux distribution called Linux.
Ubuntu Linux in particular, and Linux in general have much more impact and mindshare, than FreeBSD. This means if you need an OS to have the latest software drivers for hardware, you are more likely to have that with Linux than with FreeBSD . This is important for gamers in particular. With either OS, one needs to be aware that not all hardware is supported by Linux or FreeBSD. Profesional and standard hardware is supported by FreeBSD, Solaris, Openindiana and Linux.
People regard FreeBSD to be a Unix operating system, whereas any Linux distribution is a "Unix-like" OS, rather than a Unix proper. One of the major things people point to is the structure of FreeBSD being more "right" in a Unix way than the Linux directory and file structure, which may change with each distribution of Linux. FreeBSD is born as one free UNIX computer-system in the University of California - Berkeley, based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
There are differences in how various commands and utility programs work under both OS's...but they are still both Unix-like. Learn one, and you know most of what you need to be functional with the other one.
There is more information in online manuals for Linux newbies and Ubuntu Linux in particular than exist for FreeBSD. However, the online and print documentation for FreeBSD is superior in quality. In general FreeBSD is more professional and similar to Solaris and Illumos (OpenIndiana, SmartOS, ...) in use in the professional world.