Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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by diegocg on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:30 UTC
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Yet another guy trying to make BSD noise.

I find funny that some people does want to become the "next Linux". Have you guys realized that the VAST MAJORITY of what you call "linux" is actually not Linux neither GNU or BSD, but just "FOSS"?

In other words, the parts of "linux" that really matter (gnome, kde,, openoffice, apache, mysql, GCC) are ALREADY available for BSDs. The one difference is the kernel, the libc and a few key libraries.

So BSD won't be the "next Linux". If BSD gets more used, it'll continue to be gnome, kde,, apache, gcc, mysql. I don't think it matters at all wheter the kernel is Linux or BSD or Solaris, or even Haiku. It'll continue being FOSS with just another name.

Edited 2006-10-26 17:33

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