Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD "FreeBSD 7.0 will be the next release of FreeBSD, and is the first major release in 2 years. It's due out some time later this year (currently in pre-release and available for testing). FreeBSD 7.0 brings major changes to the BSD and open source operating system landscape." This document [.pdf] describes all the changes.
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RE[2]: I'm eager to test
by estrabd on Tue 30th Oct 2007 13:58 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
estrabd
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2006-01-18

There is a lot more different between candy-fied linux and FreeBSD. FreeBSD is a wholly different OS than GNU/Linucks. Oh, and the "OS" is not the desktop. The OS is what sits between the hardware and applications - and there is a lot that goes into it.

True, it does provide a different kernel and much of its own libraries, but its entire guts are different: the scheduler, network stack, memory management, file systems, etc.

It also provides its own "userland," default tools, and features. I attribute ignorance to statements like this, and I hope you one day get a clue.

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