Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 14:11 UTC
Linux With Linux traditionally coming in many, many flavours, a common call among some Linux fans - but mostly among people who actually do not use Linux - is to standardise all the various distributions, and work from a single "one-distribution-to-rule-them-all". In a recent interview, Linus Tovalds discarded the idea, stating that he thinks "it's something absolutely required!"
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The reference is LSB...

There is no reference BSD though, there is either FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, or Darwin. You then pick and choose from there...

Difference being, the BSD's can't even decide on the kernel, let alone the rest of the system!

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smashIt Member since:

but thats the point
the BSDs differe from top to bottom
you don't have 7000 variants of freebsd, you have 1 freebsd
and the next bsd has not just a patchwork-freebsd kernel but its own one (be it netbsd or openbsd)

i belive that a lot would be won if linus would make a base-distribution every other linux distribution must be compatible with

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Lunitik Member since:

Well, actually that is plain wrong... there are around 6 distros of FreeBSD that I can name right now.....

Either way though, you really think its better because no one cares about it? That seems strange.

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