Linked by the_randymon on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:21 UTC
Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:30 UTC
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If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro

Because you can't optimize FreeBSD without using GNU
userland....

Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile

FreeBSD has binary packages....

He can do what he wants of course but I really fail to see the actual point in this.

Edited 2013-01-25 09:30 UTC

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