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[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Fri 25th Jan 2013 12:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence
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Oh, I'm pretty cool with that, it's just I sometimes try to exit Notepad.exe by pretty <esc>wq.

haha +1
I've done that in so many GUI editors I've lost track!


The problem I had with Linux vs FreeBSD were mostly the command switches. Many I don't know, until I sit behind a Linux prompt and have to type them. On FreeBSD some are the same, some are not, some have different effects.

Yeah. Funny enough i did edit my post (sorry about the ninja edit there) to talk about that a little more.

The changes in switches are annoying, I'll grant you that. FreeBSD tends to be pretty good in supporting a lot of Linux's standards though - or it might be GNU supporting BSD switches. I can't recall off hand. But switching to Solaris is even harder in terms of switch incompatibilities.


As it was my desktop OS it made more sense to switch back to Linux as its desktop development went much faster than FreeBSD's and I already knew how it worked.

Nothing bad to say about FreeBSD though.

I appreciate that. I wasn't intending to criticise you there so I hope my comments didn't read that way. ;)

I was just expressing my own anecdotal evidence to anyone who might be interested.


BTW I'm tidying up my house and I found many more watches.

Oh nice one. I'm still yet to find an affordable watch I like (and I'm not about to spend a lot on a watch that's going to be warn everyday and thus accidentally banged into things.

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