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operating system A free operating system based on the BSD4.4-lite release from Computer Systems Research Group at
FreeBSD requires an ISA, EISA, VESA, or PCI based
computer with an Intel 80386SX to Pentium CPU (or
compatible AMD or Cyrix CPU) with 4 megabytes of RAM and
60MB of disk space.
Some of FreeBSD's features are: preemptive multitasking with
dynamic priority adjustment to ensure smooth and fair sharing
of the computer between applications and users. Multiuser
access - peripherals such as printers and tape drives can be
shared between all users. Complete TCP/IP networking
VM/buffer cache design. FreeBSD was designed as a 32 bitoperating system. X Window System (X11R6) provides a
programs built for SCO, BSDI, NetBSD, 386BSD, and
Linux. Hundreds of ready-to-run applications in the FreeBSD
ports collection. FreeBSD is source code compatible with
most popular commercial Unix systems and thus most
applications require few, if any, changes to compile. Sharedlibraries. A full compliment of C, C++, Fortran and
Perl development tools and many other languages. Sourcecode for the entire system is available. Extensive on-line