Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 22:34 UTC
Debian and its clones It's hard to turn a news item like this into a front page item, but I'm going to try anyway, because I think it's pretty cool news. As we all know, Debian supports a number of architectures as 'release architectures', but what some of you may not be aware of is that Debian also supports a number of kernels other than Linux. One of those, the FreeBSD kernel, has been promoted to release status, putting it on equal footing with the Linux variant.
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RE: strange idea
by dindin on Thu 8th Oct 2009 13:51 UTC in reply to "strange idea"
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Maybe all that people wanted was a binary repo for the ports, but decided to switch the whole userland to GPL-licensed programs to do so.

Thats the main reason why a lot of people left BSD's - atleast from the desktop space and some even the server space. The binary package management system is still stuck in the 80s. Just try updating OpenOffice (personal experience) and seeing all the broken ports, packages and ports not playing well with each other, etc.

I will give this Debian/FreeBSD a try. Maybe they will get this right.

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