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: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Fri 25th Jan 2013 12:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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When I used to use BSD systems as a desktop, is because I didn't want to use Linux after a lot of it at the time was not particularly well documented compared to other systems like OpenBSD.

I've always preferred the OpenBSD ... if we say it supported it works, if we say it doesn't it doesn't or is likely to cause headaches.

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