What is BSD?

Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD, sometimes called Berkeley Unix) is the Unix derivative distributed by the University of California, Berkeley, starting in the 1970s. The name is also used collectively for the modern descendants of these distributions.

   BSD was widely identified with the versions of Unix available for workstation-class systems. This can be attributed to the ease with which it could be licensed and the familiarity it found among the founders of many technology companies during the 1980s. This familarity often came from using similar systems—notably DEC's Ultrix and Sun's SunOS—during their education. While BSD itself was largely superseded by the System V Release 4 and OSF/1 systems in the 1990s (both of which incorporated BSD code), in recent years modified open source versions of the codebase (mostly derived from 4.4BSD-Lite) have seen increasing use and development.


  • ArabBSD Manager's Podcast with BSDTalk
    Posted Aug 9, 2011, 6:47 AM by Mohammed Farrag
  • ArabBSD Project started .. Call for Volunteers  ArabBSD Project started .. Call for Volunteers. If you wish to be one of the team, email us in the contact page.
    Posted May 31, 2011, 6:15 PM by Mohammed Farrag
  • ArabBSD Summer Training is starting on July 10th in Ain Shams University ArabBSD Summer Training is starting on July 10th in the faculty of computers and Information, Ain Shams University.
    Posted Jun 30, 2011, 10:51 AM by Mohammed Farrag
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