Just like Linux, BSD operating systems come in many flavours:

  • freebsd logoFreeBSD: an alternative to Linux for desktops and servers alike
  • netbsd logoNetBSD: ultra portable, it runs on almost anything that has a CPU made since the eighties (and beyond!)
  • openbsd logoOpenBSD: secure by default. Includes numerous built-in security features. Constantly developing new security tools
  • opendarwin logoOpen Darwin: the open source code behind Apple's latest OSX range
  • macosx logoApple Mac OSX: user friendly, the only non-free operating system featured here, requires Apple hardware
For a more detailed analysis of the differences between these BSD variants, consult serverwatch.com's review