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Linux-Kongress 2002
9th International Linux System Technology Conference
September 4-6, 2002 in Cologne, Germany

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Supporting organisations: BSD



BSD Events
c/o Christian Brueffer
Roermonder Straße 112a, App. 92
52072 Aachen

There is a long history of Unix and Unix-alike operating systems, many of which have been Open Source for a long time. The BSD type operating systems go back to 1977, and there are several offsprings of this traditional Unix flavour today. The various BSD Operating System flavours in existance today are among them, and with their different emphasises on the goal provide a stable, secure and portable operating system that fulfill today's needs of users, system administrators, programmers as well as system architects and hardware designers, they are challenged in many areas that Linux is also being used more and more today.

Interesting features that Linux people may be interested to see include the BSD packages/ports system for managing 3rd party applications, de-centralized development of kernel, userland code and documentation via CVS, binary emulation of various operating systems on various hardware/CPU platforms, the general concept of writing machine independent code based on machine dependent features, allowing device drivers to be used on big and little endian machines as well as on 32bit and 64bit machines, with no maze of #ifdef's. Many other features could be listed here, but why not drop by at our booth or websites and see for yourself.

At the Linux-Kongress, the various BSD projects will be present answering questions on the current state of affairs, showing BSD on standard and not-so-standard hardware, as well as offering various material with information about BSD, including CDs with NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, T-Shirts and other goodies.

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