Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:20 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
PC-BSD "iXsystems is a leading provider of high-performance computing clusters, blade servers, rackmount servers, and storage solutions based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux. iXsystems also recently announced its acquisition of the PC-BSD operating system. I had the opportunity to interview Kris Moore, founder and lead developer of the PC-BSD project, and Matt Olander, CTO of iXsystems, about the acquisition."
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RE[2]: Oh, wow...
by Brandybuck on Tue 24th Oct 2006 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh, wow..."
Brandybuck
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2006-08-27

"why bother?"

Do the math. Qt 3.3.6 is 8.5Mb, but every KDE application uses it. If all KDE apps were statically linked, that would be around 2.5 Gigabytes JUST for Qt. Add in the Xlib and KDE libaries, along with libc, libxml, etc, and you start eating up impressive amounts disk space.

Even though the Mac uses app bundles, it STILL has shared libraries/frameworks. There is a reason for this.

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