Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Apr 2009 20:47 UTC, submitted by Lennie
Debian and its clones Two new architectures based on the FreeBSD-kernel have been added to the Debian Archive. This makes Debian the first distribution, and probably the first large OS, to support two completely different kernels at the same time. "The two new architectures (well, better named OS i think, as they use a different kernel) are available in unstable and experimental. We do start out empty, importing only what is needed to get a build running. For this reason you will not be able to directly use it immediately. Please wait until they catched up, which I expect to happen soon."
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RE: Why?
by marcelkoopman on Tue 7th Apr 2009 14:48 UTC in reply to "Why?"
marcelkoopman
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Why are they using another kernel than Linux? Is it because of the many shortcomings in Linux? Did they change Kernel just for fun?

Its just a matter of providing options. There is nothing wrong with either kernel, its just the ability to choose. Which is very good.

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