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  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  BSD  /B-S-D/  n.  [abbreviation  for  `Berkeley  Software 
  Distribution']  a  family  of  {{Unix}}  versions  for  the  {DEC}  {VAX}  and 
  PDP-11  developed  by  Bill  Joy  and  others  at  {Berzerkeley}  starting 
  around  1977,  incorporating  paged  virtual  memory,  TCP/IP  networking 
  enhancements,  and  many  other  features.  The  BSD  versions  (4.1,  4.2, 
  and  4.3)  and  the  commercial  versions  derived  from  them  (SunOS,  ULTRIX, 
  and  Mt  Xinu)  held  the  technical  lead  in  the  Unix  world  until  AT&T's 
  successful  standardization  efforts  after  about  1986;  descendants  including 
  Free/Open/NetBSD,  BSD/OS  and  MacOS  X  are  still  widely  popular.  Note  that 
  BSD  versions  going  back  to  2.9  are  often  referred  to  by  their  version 
  numbers  alone,  without  the  BSD  prefix.  See  {4.2},  {{Unix}},  {USG  Unix}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Berkeley  System  Distribution} 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Berkeley  System  /  Software  Distribution  (manufacturer,  Unix)