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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RE: Arch BSD, right?
by Laurence on Fri 25th Jan 2013 11:42 UTC in reply to "Arch BSD, right?"
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I fail to see how this can be called Arch Linux if is making use of a BSD kernel.

It's not called 'Arch Linux'. It's called 'Arch BSD'. Just like Arch's Hurd variant is called 'Arch Hurd'.


It might also be worth pointing out that the OSNews headline isn't the same as the linked article's, which reads: Arch BSD: Arch Linux Atop The FreeBSD Kernel

Edited 2013-01-25 11:43 UTC

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