Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Apr 2006 00:27 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Gentoo/FreeBSD is a Unix-like operating system developed by Gentoo Linux developers in order to bring Gentoo Linux design principles such as Portage to the FreeBSD operating system. Gentoo/FreeBSD is part of the larger Gentoo/BSD project. Read the interview here.
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The future is.... bland.
by Brendan on Wed 12th Apr 2006 14:16 UTC
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Select kernel (freeBSD, openBSD, netBSD, linux)? _

Select bootloader (lilo, grub)? _

Select installation drive (/dev/hda, /dev/sda1, etc)? _

Select cron (vixie-cron, fcron, dcron, anacron)? _

Select shell (bash, zsh, ash)? _

Select X server (none, X11, etc)? _

Select desktop (enlightenment, KDE, Gnome)? _

Installing/emerging, please wait...........

Your boring Unix clone is installed. Press enter to reboot. Reminder the OS installed was ???? - please write this down in a safe place (you probably won't be able to tell after you reboot).

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RE: The future is.... bland.
by GStepper on Wed 12th Apr 2006 14:19 in reply to "The future is.... bland."
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perhaps with "uname" ?

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RE: The future is.... bland.
by dylansmrjones on Wed 12th Apr 2006 14:40 in reply to "The future is.... bland."
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Sounds bland, but bland is good.

The underlying system doesn't really matter. What does matter is that it works properly, and can perform the tasks you want it to do.

But yes, it'll be veeeerrrry boring. But luckily we're not forced to use Gentoo/GNU-Linux or Gentoo/*BSD. We have the freedom to choose, so it'll only get boooooring if you decide to go that way ;)

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RE[2]: The future is.... bland.
by Brendan on Wed 12th Apr 2006 15:16 in reply to "RE: The future is.... bland."
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Yeah I know - they are all good and will get even better..

I just wish people were more interested in *alternative* OSs, rather than having thousands of developers working on "reinventions" of the same tired old Unix design over and over and over...

It's like an ice cream shop where you can get chocolate or vanilla (or plain, or a vanilla and plain hybrid, or cream, or creamy vanilla, or creamy plain, or a creamy vanilla and plain hybrid, or milk, or any of the wide variety of milk and vanilla/plain/cream combinations), and perhaps for something different, a "chocolate vanilla" (which won't work in industry standard ice cream cones).

I want some turkish delight, some honeycomb or some mint flavours, but the few people who are interested in doing something new have too few resources to acheive anything, possibly because of repetitive plain/vanilla/cream/milk flavours sucking all the life out of the ice cream industry...

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