Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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The use of a BSD kernel is key...
by paul on Tue 29th Apr 2003 18:46 UTC

The use of a BSD kernel is essential for the commercial success of a distribution, because of the licensing issues of the GPL. I wonder why nobody ever tried to release a FreeBSD based distro as polished as the Linux distros that pop up everywhere. I would certainly buy something like that.