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General UNIX® Information

The X Window System

  • The X.Org and XFree86™ projects provide users of a variety of Intel based UNIX® systems, including FreeBSD, with an excellent X Window system.
  • The WINE project is working to provide the ability to run Microsoft Windows® software on Intel based UNIX systems such as FreeBSD, NetBSD and Linux.

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Related Operating System Projects

  • NetBSD is another free 4.4BSD Lite based operating system which runs on several different architectures.
  • OpenBSD is another 4.4BSD derivative with focus on security.
  • Linux is another free UNIX® like system.
  • Darwin is the free system that forms the core of Apple's Mac OS X system.
  • Lites is a 4.4BSD Lite based server and emulation library that provides free UNIX® functionality to a Mach based system.
  • The GNU Hurd project is another effort to develop a free UNIX® like operating system.
  • DragonFly BSD is based on FreeBSD 4.X but has a different set of development goals than FreeBSD 5.X.
  • OpenSolaris is the open source variation of Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system, which is also a BSD derivative and was called SunOS. The most part of the codebase has been opened, but the whole operating system is still being distributed in the old way, too.