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8 Popular Products You Didn't Know Were Built with Open Source

<p>A popular streaming service, video games consoles, and mobile messaging all owe a debt to <a href="https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/" target="_blank">FreeBSD</a>, an open-source operating system developed from Unix. First introduced on June 19, 1993 (now dubbed FreeBSD Day in the developer community), FreeBSD has since become one of the most popular open source options for networking and storage applications in particular.</p><p>Due to its very friendly licensing terms, FreeBSD has found its way into some very popular consumer products and apps – even in recent years.</p><p><strong>Click through the slideshow to see a few popular products based on the open-source OS.</strong></p>
A popular streaming service, video games consoles, and mobile messaging all owe a debt to FreeBSD.

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at   Design News  covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

Drive World with ESC Launches in Silicon Valley

This summer (August 27-29),  Drive World Conference & Expo  launches in Silicon Valley with North America's largest embedded systems event, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC). The inaugural three-day showcase brings together the brightest minds across the automotive electronics and embedded systems industries who are looking to shape the technology of tomorrow. 
Will you be there to help engineer this shift?  Register today!

 
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