[vcf-midatlantic] The BSDs, was Re: 30 Years of Linux

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Thu Aug 26 14:16:52 UTC 2021


On 8/25/21 9:33 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 8/25/21 9:12 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I was
>> thinking PC BSD (?), NetBSD and another that I think became FreeBSD.
>> There was a hot law suite about BSD at the time that allowed Linux to
>> get all the attention because it wasn't tied up in court.
> 
>    You're probably thinking of 386BSD, by Bill and Lynne Jolitz.  It was
> initially based on the 4.3BSD Net/2 release.
> 
>    Out of that grew NetBSD and FreeBSD, with the former focused on
> multi-platform portability and the latter being very PC-centric.  During
> the course of their development, both were re-based onto 4.4BSD-Lite.

>    While there were other forks here and there, those three remain to
> carry the BSD legacy.
> 
>    There was also BSD/386, a commercial variant by BSDi which was based
> in part on the Jolitz' original 386BSD work.

This is why I love this group, those missing details, Thanks.

Yes it was BSD/386.

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