Unix Commands (BSD & Linux)

Programming

4 of the Free Unix Flavors

FreeBSD

OpenBSD

NetBSD

Linux

I was interested in 3 installations:
  • 1 for a firewall with Apache and PHP
  • 1 for a server with Samba and mysql
  • 1 for a laptop with xwindows and Opera

    OpenBSD seemed ideal for the firewall and Apache, however they announced that they can no longer distribute the latest Apache due to licensing issues (OpenBSD will keep Apache at version 1.3.29).
    OpenBSD also has some problems updating ports. FreeBSD has a nice portupgrade package that OpenBSD and NetBSD do not have.

    Opera has an install port for FreeBSD,,br> however with OpenBSD and NetBSD it can only run under linux emulation

    Freebsd doesn't relabel disk drives when one fails (using PCI IDE port expanders). OpenBSD, NetBSD, and Linux (Fedora) relabel drives on reboot and reshuffle the assignments if 1 is failed.
    Apache
    Apache HTTP Server is presently at release 2.2.0 (2/2006)


    OPERA
    Opera 8.5 is the latest version (2/2006)
    The Windows install includes Java support, the FreeBSD version does not
    FreeBSD ports collection includes Opera

    Afterstep
    Afterstep 2.2.00 was released 1/9/2006
    FreeBSD ports has Afterstep (ver ???)

    OpenOffice Suite
    OpenOffice 2.0.1 is the most recent (2/1/2006)

    MySql
    The latest production version is 5.0 (2/1/2006)
    FreeBSD also has version (??) in its ports

    Netscape
    Netscape 7.1 is the latest version (7/1/04)
    Lynx
    Lynx 2.8.6 is provided by FreeBSD ports
    The most recent stable release (7/1/04) is 2.8.5

    DIAGNOSTICS:
    CPUBurn - heavily load CPU Chips
    Memtest86 - Memory Diagnostic
    disktest - Disk Diagnostic