Linked by Michael L. Love on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 19:19 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives The GNU-Darwin Distribution is a free operating system and a popular source of free software for Mac OS X and Darwin-x86 users, but it is also a platform for digital activism. Founded in November of 2000, the Distribution has the stated goal of bringing software freedom to computer users of every stripe, and vigilantly defending digital liberties.
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RE:Thank GNU
by Jeremiah on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 23:00 UTC

>GNU has done so much for computing, without GNU we wouldn't >have all of the BSD's, Linux, or Mac OS X. Thank GNU!!!

BSD has been around alot longer than GNU so what did build the BSDs with before GNU or did they write directly to machine code? Also as another poster commented their is other userland's to be used with Linux I currently am running the 2.6.0test9-bk4 kernel with the FreeBSD userland and as for compiliers Intel and IBM both have free compilier's and generate cleaner code Granted I personally haven't tested this yet. Aside from formatting of the source I don't see why it would not compile. So yes GNU is nice but there are options.