Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD "FreeBSD 7.0 will be the next release of FreeBSD, and is the first major release in 2 years. It's due out some time later this year (currently in pre-release and available for testing). FreeBSD 7.0 brings major changes to the BSD and open source operating system landscape." This document [.pdf] describes all the changes.
Thread beginning with comment 281645
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
I'm eager to test
by Benjamin_Lebsanft on Mon 29th Oct 2007 21:02 UTC
Benjamin_Lebsanft
Member since:
2005-10-11

Time to test something new, ubuntu is already getting boring ;)

Reply Score: 4

RE: I'm eager to test
by diegocg on Mon 29th Oct 2007 21:42 in reply to "I'm eager to test"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

Lol, and how is FreeBSD 7 is going to change that? FreeBSD just offers a different kernel and a few low-level libraries. The rest is pretty much the same. X.org, Gnome/KDE, firefox, openoffice....

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: I'm eager to test
by irbis on Mon 29th Oct 2007 21:57 in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

What's different between Ubuntu and FreeBSD? Well, quite a lot, like, for example, the whole concept and way of managing software. Available file systems are different. Installation is different. Hardware support is quite different. Community, philosophy and documentation is different. Etc.etc.

You can also use Firefox and OpenOffice on MS Windows or other operating systems but the underlying OS is still completely different. Also, for example, X.org for FreeBSD is not 100% the same thing as X.org for Linux.

Edited 2007-10-29 22:05

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: I'm eager to test
by anomie on Mon 29th Oct 2007 21:57 in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
anomie Member since:
2007-02-26

That's silly. There are fundamental differences between FBSD and Ubuntu.

Different base system, different base system _management_, different software installation, different security features, different filesystem layout strategies, different approach to *nix.

That's off the top of my head...

Reply Parent Score: 6

RE[2]: I'm eager to test
by Oliver on Tue 30th Oct 2007 00:12 in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

You shoud first inform yourself about the BSD or especially the FreeBSD operating system. It's a whole system, not just kernel and some libraries.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: I'm eager to test
by estrabd on Tue 30th Oct 2007 13:58 in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
estrabd Member since:
2006-01-18

There is a lot more different between candy-fied linux and FreeBSD. FreeBSD is a wholly different OS than GNU/Linucks. Oh, and the "OS" is not the desktop. The OS is what sits between the hardware and applications - and there is a lot that goes into it.

True, it does provide a different kernel and much of its own libraries, but its entire guts are different: the scheduler, network stack, memory management, file systems, etc.

It also provides its own "userland," default tools, and features. I attribute ignorance to statements like this, and I hope you one day get a clue.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: I'm eager to test
by islander on Mon 29th Oct 2007 23:18 in reply to "I'm eager to test"
islander Member since:
2007-04-11

Dont know if you are joking or not but I actually wanted to dabble in FreeBSD and LFS now having settled down into Linux , with Ubuntu as my main desktop distro.

Its so easy and works so well,its not boring really but its no challenge.I want to learn more and be challenged:)

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: I'm eager to test
by Benjamin_Lebsanft on Tue 30th Oct 2007 05:14 in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
Benjamin_Lebsanft Member since:
2005-10-11

That's exactly what I meant. I'm thinking of installing it on another harddrive to test something new.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: I'm eager to test
by islander on Tue 30th Oct 2007 11:31 in reply to "RE: I'm eager to test"
islander Member since:
2007-04-11

Cool then.Good luck with it and cheers.

Reply Parent Score: 2