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

A popular streaming service, video games consoles, and mobile messaging all owe a debt to FreeBSD.

A popular streaming service, video games consoles, and mobile messaging all owe a debt to FreeBSD, 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.

Due to its very friendly licensing terms, FreeBSD has found its way into some very popular consumer products and apps – even in recent years.

Click through the slideshow to see a few popular products based on the open-source OS.

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

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