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FreeBSD Advocacy Project

Much of the success which surrounds FreeBSD is due to people advocating its use to their friends, colleagues, and employers.

This page provides links to more information to help you do this.

Mailing lists

Web resources

  • *BSD Myths

    Describes and debunks some of the myths that surround the *BSD projects.

  • On Advocating FreeBSD and the Halloween memo

    Jordan Hubbard's response to the infamous Halloween memo, posted to the FreeBSD-Advocacy mailing list (and republished with his permission).

  • FreeBSD in the Press

    Contains many links to articles that have appeared which mention FreeBSD.

  • FreeBSD CD Artwork

    Artwork for a FreeBSD 4.6 CD cover by Oliver Rapp, available for non-commercial use.

Sites using FreeBSD

  • Daemon News is an electronic publication about the BSD operating system in general. It's aim is to be a resource for people in the FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD communities.
  • BSD Freak is a new site that provides tutorials, articles, and journals covering BSD operating systems from a user's perspective.
  • Hosting Providers Performance by Netcraft is tracking the reliability of major webhosting services, many of them are using FreeBSD.
  • The Open Directory Project's goal is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors.
  • FreeBSD vs. Linux vs. Windows 2000 is a comparison between the three operating systems which includes reliability, performance, support, cost of ownership, and more. (outdated)
  • BSDCan, the annual BSD Conference held in Ottawa, Canada.
  • EuroBSDCon, the annual BSD Conference in Europe.