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The company itself later renamed to The Free BSD Mall and later i Xsystems.
The first version of Free BSD was released in 1993, and as of 2005 Free BSD was the most widely used open-source BSD distribution, accounting for more than three-quarters of all installed systems running open-source BSD derivatives.
Free BSD has similarities with Linux, with two major differences in scope and licensing: Free BSD maintains a complete operating system, i.e.
The university acquired a UNIX source license from AT&T.
Students of the university started to modify and improve the AT&T Unix and called this modified version "Berkeley Unix" or "BSD", implementing features such as TCP/IP, virtual memory and the Unix File System. But since BSD contained code from AT&T, Unix, all recipients had to get a license from AT&T first in order to use BSD.
A wide range of additional third-party applications may be installed using the pkgng package management system or the Free BSD Ports, or by directly compiling source code.
In the early days of the project's inception, a company named Walnut Creek CDROM, upon the suggestion of the two Free BSD developers, agreed to release the operating system on CD-ROM.In addition to that, the company employed Jordan Hubbard and David Greenman, ran Free BSD on its servers, sponsored Free BSD conferences and published Free BSD-related books, including The Complete Free BSD by Greg Lehey.
These security enhancements were developed by the Trusted BSD project.Work on replacing AT&T code began and, after 18 months, much of the AT&T code was replaced.However, six files containing AT&T code remained in the kernel.The X Window System is not installed by default, but is available in the Free BSD ports collection.A number of Desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE and Xfce, and lightweight window managers such as Openbox, Fluxbox and dwm are also available to Free BSD.By 1997, Free BSD was Walnut Creek's "most successful product".