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There is an ill-conceived notion that free software must be by definition ``cheap and nasty'' and poorly supported. In reality, a lot of free software is high-quality and better supported than commercial software.
This presentation takes a look at FreeBSD, a Unix-like operating system for PCs, based on 4.4BSD. It is distributed in full source code. We will look at what FreeBSD gives to you, how it is already used, and what drives people to make such software freely available.