Berkeley Software Distribution

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Berkeley Software Distribution

(operating system)
(BSD) A family of Unix versions developed by Bill Joy and others at the University of California at Berkeley, originally for the DEC VAX and PDP-11 computers, and subsequently ported to almost all modern general-purpose computers. BSD Unix incorporates paged virtual memory, TCP/IP networking enhancements and many other features.

BSD UNIX 4.0 was released on 1980-10-19. The BSD versions (4.1, 4.2, and 4.3) and the commercial versions derived from them (SunOS, ULTRIX, Mt. Xinu, Dynix) held the technical lead in the Unix world until AT&T's successful standardisation efforts after about 1986, and are still widely popular.

See also Berzerkeley, USG Unix.
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MONTREAL -- Hexago, the leading provider of IPv6 deployment solutions, today announced Hexago's Gateway6 Client is now licensed under a Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) type agreement.
Finally, Gateway6's client is now licensed under a Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) agreement, permitting customers to freely incorporate the client into products they plan to commercially deploy.
Sendmail soon became an important part of the Berkeley Software Distribution and continues to be the most widely used MTA today, delivering more than 70 percent of all email traffic worldwide.

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