Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2008 23:10 UTC, submitted by
FreeBSD "In December 2003, I wrote a script for remotely upgrading a linux system to FreeBSD. I gave it a catchy name ('Depenguinator', inspired by the 'Antichickenator' in Baldur's Gate), announced it on a FreeBSD mailing list and on Slashdot, and before long it was famous. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for changes in the layout of FreeBSD releases to make the Depenguination script stop working; so for the past three years I have been receiving emails asking me to update it to work with newer FreeBSD releases." And now it's back.
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by OStourist on Tue 29th Jan 2008 23:29 UTC
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This is so geeky it made my day ;)

But I'm still not sure of exactly what it would be used
for...can we run FreeBSD in a virtual image
like a virtual machine(Vmware) does?
And how does it make BSD installation easier?
We do have DesktopBSD for that as well of course.

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RE: Wow
by Oliver on Tue 29th Jan 2008 23:44 in reply to "Wow"
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This has nothing to do with DesktopBSD or the desktop per se,

"This is a method to convert a Linux system to FreeBSD remotely. Colin tested the script using Ubuntu 7.10. I have a few Red Hat 8.0 systems and one or more Fedora Core 4 systems that I would like to convert to FreeBSD 7.0."

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