FreeBSD is a free and advanced operating system based on the UNIX type BSD (Berkeley software distribution) developed and maintained by the students of University of California, Berkeley. It was first released in 1993 and the latest version is the FreeBSD10.X released earlier in 2016. It has a large community of developers and engineers working on it on a daily basis to ensure high stability, speed and features.
The operating system runs on x86 compatible DEC Alpha, AMD 64, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and Ultra SPARC architectures. It is distributed as an executable and source-code form which allows the users to edit, modify and extend the operating system. FreeBSD can be installed from a variety of external devices like CD-ROM, DVD or directly over the network via NFS or FTP. FreeBSD is the culmination of over 20 years of research and development and is seen across many platforms across the internet, in desktop operating systems, root name servers, hosting websites etc.