Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2007 09:11 UTC, submitted by Tim Alson
Hardware, Embedded Systems Dell has taken the unusual step - for a PC vendor of its size - of toning down its sales pitch for Microsoft's Vista operating system and warning businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead for them. The step is particularly unusual because one of the issues the hardware vendor is warning business about is the extra hardware they will need to buy.
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supergear
Member since:
2007-07-06

I am 100% certain I'm talking about GNU OS if you wish to discuss a kernel either Hurd , Linux, BSD kernel, Solaris kernel which can all be part of GNU OS I will be more than willing to do so.


As far as i know the bsd kernel isn't GNU nor can it considering GNU stuff is GPL'd and BSD has its own license

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cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"As far as i know the bsd kernel isn't GNU nor can it considering GNU stuff is GPL'd and BSD has its own license"

OpenBSD is a distribution not a kernel, look through the included packages. There are more CopyLeft Licenses like that of GNU, than that of BSD, and GLP is by far the most used license in the List.

abiword (2.4.6)
alsa-lib (1.0.14a)
amarok (1.4.6)
apache (1.3.37)
bind (9.4.1)
cups (1.2.11)
db (4.5.20)
dhcp (3.0.6)
emacs (22.1)
evolution (2.10.3)
firefox (2.0.0.4)
gcc (4.2.0)
gimp (2.2.15)
glibc (2.6)
gnucash (2.0.5)
gnumeric (1.6.3)
gtk+ (2.10.13)
httpd (2.2.4)
iptables (1.3.8)
jre (6u1)
k3b (1.0.2)
kdebase (3.5.7)
kdewebdev (3.5.7)
koffice (1.6.3)
libgnome (2.18.0)
linux (2.6.21.5)
Package
module-init-tools (3.2.2)
mono (1.2.4)
MPlayer (1.0rc1)
mysql (5.0.41)
nautilus (2.18.3)
OpenOffice.org (2.2.1)
openssh (4.6p1)
openssl (0.9.8e)
perl (5.8.8)
php (5.2.3)
pidgin (2.0.2)
postfix (2.4.3)
postgresql (8.2.4)
Python (2.5.1)
qt-x11 (4.3.0)
samba (3.0.25b)
seamonkey (1.1.2)
sendmail (8.14.1)
thunderbird (2.0.0.4)
udev (113)
vim (7.1)
webmin (1.350)
xfce (4.4.1)
xine-lib (1.1.7)
xinetd (2.3.14)
xorg-server (1.3.0.0)

The point is an OS is more than a kernel. The kernel albeit an important part of the OS. In the GNU world we have a choice of kernels, becuase GNU is a modular OS, and those come under many different licenses.

Edited 2007-07-06 02:41

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