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Classification Operating System
Developer(s) FreeBSD Foundation
First Release November 1, 1993
Development status Active
License FOSS (Free software)

R.A.M. 96MB bare minimum,
2GB for most uses[1]
Permanent Storage 1.5GB bare minimum
8GB for most uses[1]

FreeBSD is an open source operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix. It is utilized by a variety of servers, desktops, and embedded computers.[2] In the base package, it includes the kernel, device drivers, and a shell tool.[3] It also offers over 20,000 packages (pre-compiled software bundles).[4] FreeBSD was developed by volunteers from many different parts of the world, and was first released on November 1, 1993. It is made publicly available for any purpose, granted that they are given credit.[5]