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FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms.

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What is FreeBSD?

FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

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 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.

Advanced Embedded Platform

FreeBSD brings advanced network operating system features to appliance and embedded platforms, from higher-end Intel-based appliances to ARM, PowerPC, and MIPS hardware platforms. From mail and web appliances to routers, time servers, and wireless access points, vendors around the world rely on FreeBSD’s integrated build and cross-build environments and advanced features as the foundation for their embedded products. And the Berkeley open source license lets them decide how many of their local changes they want to contribute back.

Run a huge number of applications

With over 33,000 ported libraries and applications, FreeBSD supports applications for desktop, server, appliance, and embedded environments.

Easy to install

FreeBSD can be installed from a variety of media including CD-ROM, DVD, or directly over the network using FTP or NFS. All you need are these directions.

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 the source code. If you would like to purchase or download a copy to try out, more information is available.

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  • Developed byThe FreeBSD Project
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives206 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about FreeBSD, and it has gotten 241 likes

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nrgmilk
  
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I'm using everyday using as main desktop pc (work pc too) for over 5 years.

Recently, FreeBSD is not need compile to install software from ports. (use pkg and freebsd-install)

Mostly software can use on FreeBSD. (Except for some commercial software and OSS software)

If use desktop, recommend use recently nvidia graphics card. Nividia officially supports driver for FreeBSD. I'm using 4K resolution on GTX960.

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I like BSD because BSD OS has BSD license, jail based container, works fine almost all target platform(arm, x86, MIPS, etc), works very stable, linux application and library can be used(or easy to port), friendly community, well documented wiki, quick reply on Q&A.

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OKTAYMERCAN

Diffrent and more stable and optimise but hard to use.

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OAKSIF0

Very stable and secure like Debian, but not Linux its BSD based. FreeBSD has been used as a base system for secure computing environments.

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OAKSIF0

Its a better version of OpenBSD because of the added features and fixes.

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    I like BSD because BSD OS has BSD license, jail based container, works fine almost all target platform(arm, x86, MIPS, etc), works very stable, linux application and library can be used(or easy to port), friendly community, well documented wiki, quick reply on Q&A.
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