FreeBSD is an advanced BSD UNIX operating system for the
Intel compatible (x86), DEC Alpha, and PC-98 architectures.
It is developed and maintained by a large team of
Cutting edge features
FreeBSD offers advanced networking, performance, security and
compatibility features today
which are still missing in other operating systems, even some of
the best commercial ones.
Powerful Internet solutions
FreeBSD makes an ideal Internet
or Intranet server. It provides robust network services,
even under the heaviest of loads, and uses memory efficiently to
maintain good response times for hundreds, or even thousands, of
simultaneous user processes. Visit our gallery for examples of
FreeBSD powered applications and services.
Run a huge variety of
The quality of FreeBSD combined with today’s low-cost,
high-speed PC hardware makes FreeBSD a very economical
alternative to commercial UNIX workstations. It is well-suited
for a great number of both desktop and server applications.
Easy to install
FreeBSD can be installed from a variety of media including
CD-ROM, floppy disk, magnetic tape, an MS-DOS partition, or if
you have a network connection, you can install it
directly over anonymous FTP or NFS. All you need is a pair
of blank, 1.44MB floppies and these directions.
FreeBSD is free
While you might expect an operating system with these features
to sell for a high price, FreeBSD is available free of charge
and comes with full source code. If you would like to try it
out, more information is
Contributing to FreeBSD
It is easy to contribute to FreeBSD. All you need to do
is find a part of FreeBSD which you think could be
improved and make those changes (carefully and cleanly)
and submit that back to the Project by means of send-pr
or a committer, if you know one. This could be anything
from documentation to artwork to source code. See the Contributing
to FreeBSD section in the FreeBSD Handbook.