Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Re: FreeBSD distro
by Iggy Drougge on Mon 28th Apr 2003 18:17 UTC

Why hasn't someone made a "distro" of FreeBSD in the same vein as RedHat, Gentoo, etc?

Did you ever bother reading the article? The interviewees themselves stated clearly that FreeBSD isn't just a kernel like Linux, hence making a distro is like buying a pre-fabricated PC only to throw everything out, save the motherboard, and populating it with off-the-shelf parts.

IOW: FreeBSD is a "distro" in itself. That is one of its strengths.