BSD Intro

Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD, sometimes called Berkeley Unix) is the UNIX operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995.

Historically, BSD has been considered a branch of UNIX — “BSD UNIX”, because it shared the initial codebase and design with the original AT&T UNIX operating system. In the 1980s, BSD was widely adopted by vendors of workstation-class systems in the form of proprietary UNIX variants such as DEC ULTRIX and Sun Microsystems SunOS. This can be attributed to the ease with which it could be licensed, and the familiarity it found among the founders of many technology companies of this era.



  • FineReader Engine 8.0 for BSD is out of support and sales since September of 2012!
  • The SDK version 8.0 was released 2006 together with the FineReader Engine Linux 8.0
    • The last maintenance release for the BSD version published in September 2010.
  • ABBYY will not make any technical changes or not provide technical support for the BSD Version.

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