That's only partly true. In '94 BSD was even or ahead of Linux in terms of features.
Wrong. As one of the grandparent posts mentions, at that time Linux had shared libraries and compressed kernel, making it much more usable on desktop PCs. I know what I am talking about, I was a 386BSD and NetBSD user then, and for me those features (together with better attitude of the Linux community) were precisely the reasons for migrating to Linux.
Of course, networking at that time was more mature in *BSD. But as for overall system stability, Linux won: around 1994 it was the first UN*X I had that survived running crashme(1) on it.