Today's presentation will be on BSD systems.
I only have a few minutes to state why and the benefits. I'll be referencing a few tutorials and will definitely mention the stability and portability factors. Maybe someone will understand it, not sure. I'll let you know how it goes.
I mentioned no need for anti-virus and fine tuned user control. One person asked me on that;, basically, how could it not need such.
I had mentioned Orca as an example of how a BSD base system could be setup with other hardware to help people. The question that followed that was a comparison to DragonPlayer.
"Why did you pick such a topic if you knew or suspected people would not understand it?"
"Because it's something that I enjoy. I don't have to stand up here and fumble notes."
I also mentioned the BSD communities and how they are helpful from personal assistance to hardware donations.
"I don't do this for money. I do it because I enjoy it."
There were references to the networking stack that BSD created, how OSX has some BSD code, and indirect refrence to Stallman's reverse engineering of the BSD/UNIX userland, and, how other UNIX and unix-clones systems were affected by the project.
"Where do you see it going?" A viable alternative. Mentioning of the PowerPC ports and how the processor is used more now.
Described how a working system with a window and browser could run smooth with only 128M of RAM.
Someone walked out while I introduced the system. When she returned, I said, "You missed the best part."
I probably lost a lot of people because so few were willing to ask. Perhaps it was confusing. The presentation was about a minute of describing and two minutes of questions.
Yeah, a three minute limit.
An Introduction to the BSD family of Operating Systems What is it? BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) is a UNIX based set of operating systems known for both stability and portability. What are the advantages? No need for anti-virus software. Users can be limited on permissions with a single file. File hierarchy always follows the UNIX standard. The basic directories are as follows: / (Entire file system) /bin (System binaries) /etc (Configuration files) /tmp (Temporary files) /usr (User binaries, third party software, and sources) /var (Variables for databases, caches, and logs) /boot (boot variables) /home (Normal user directory) /root (administrator directory) What other systems have been affected by it? Apple OSX Linux- including Android. What BSD systems are available? OpenBSD NetBSD FreeBSD Sources: http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=5845 http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=15294 http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=13827 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Software_Distribution http://www.bsd.org/
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