More New Year's resolutions for linuxers

New Year's resolutions for Linux users.
Probably next year I won't diet either, much less sign up for the gym. But, I am determined to take more advantage of what free software offers us. That's why I share more New Year's resolutions for linuxers.

Of course, if you are reading this article in June, there is no reason for you to have to wait 6 months. Either with one of these proposals, or the ones that occur to you, now is a good time to start.

More New Year's resolutions for linuxers

Install free non-Linux operating systems

Many of us started with Linux when not all hardware was supported and it took a lot of googling to figure out how to do a certain setup. There are other operating systems that are at the same stage that Linux was at 15 or 20 years ago. which gives us the possibility to dust off our skills. search, learning and improvisation.


While Linux is a clone of Unix, FreeBSD could be said to be the grandchild. It derives from BSD which in turn comes directly from the development of UNIX made by Bell Laboratories. In reality, if we get into the Taliban plan of technical precision, Linux is just the kernel and a Linux distribution is a collection of software from different sources while FreeBSD is a complete operating system..

An important point is the difference between the licenses. The GNU GPL license used by Linux requires that any software derived from one that is under that license must be released under it. In other words, users will have the freedom to access, share and modify the source code.

The entire FreeBSD kernel and other tools are licensed under the BSD License which allows you to access, distribute and modify the code, but without the requirement to share the source code of the modification. The only requirement is to distribute the original source code with its respective license.
The original BSD license and copyright certificate must be included, and updated source code is the only requirement.

As I said above, Linux is the name of the kernel, and the developers of the different distributions get the rest of the additional components from different sources. In the case of FreeBSD, all the components are developed and integrated by the project managers, so it works as a compact unit. This makes it more robust in terms of security, although less configurable.

For this very reason, FreeBSD has less compatibility with the various hardware options available. However, the compatibility with the hardware it is compatible with is second to none. The downside is that there are fewer software titles available.

How file system, FreeBSD uses ZFS (Zettabyte File System). Its forte is long-term data storage and having a built-in volume manager. With it users will be able to create multiple file systems that share the same pool of available storage. This greatly reduces the risk of data loss.

Although FreeBSD doesn't update as frequently as Linux, it does give the user more control over what gets installed.  You can choose to install only the main components, select subcomponents. Or install them all.

When it comes to installing packages, FreeBSD does not have a Linux-style manager, Programs are installed as binaries or as ports. In the latter case it is possible to set specific installation options at compile time.. The list of available software is extended with the possibility of installing Linux binaries, although it is possible that other necessary libraries must be found and installed for its operation.

We could say that FreeBSD is to Linux what macOS is to Windows. It works on less hardware and is less flexible. But where it works and does what it does, it does great. In fact, the macOS kernel is based on the FreeBSD kernel.

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  1.   josgua said

    Dude man, Freebsd has to be fed separately, it's very difficult and complex, I think it's better that you advise Ghostbsd, which is based on freebsd, but with a graphical installation interface. It would be nice if you gave us an extensive review of ghostbsd bsd for the new year, which seems to be improving a lot, tomorrow, on the new year, I have a flash drive ready to install it, let's see how it goes. Greetings and Happy New Year Linuxero.

    1.    Diego German Gonzalez said

      The point of the new year challenge is to install something difficult. I promise you the Ghost review for next weekend.

      1.    josgua said

        is appreciated