October’s Donation, The FreeBSD Foundation.

For the month of October I chose the FreeBSD Foundation. The reason is because FreeBSD is the best UNIX derived operating system to date. Unlike Linux, which was built as an alternative kernel to UNIX with GNU software on top. FreeBSD is invisible to most people but what many don’t know is that it powers the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch gaming consoles. FreeBSD is like Linux as in it is also used on embedded systems, work stations, and super computers. FreeBSD is a lot like using Debian GNU/Linux, Its very minimal stable and efficient. Its biggest issue is the outdated software like KDE 4 making it a not so good desktop experience out of the box. FreeBSD makes a great base operating system that can be easily built off of. Personally I don’t use FreeBSD on desktops but I do use it on my home file server which is powered by FreeNAS (an open source NAS software built from FreeBSD) I’m hoping that contributing to the FreeBSD Foundation furthers the development of the operating system so it can soon be on par with GNU/Linux.

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