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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What makes FreeBSD different...
by sbenitezb on Tue 7th Apr 2009 19:35 UTC
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What makes FreeBSD different from Linux, or sets it appart, is it's a complete OS, not just a kernel. What would be the real reason to use just the kernel in Debian? You can have the real thing complete in one package. Plus the SysV way of handling init scripts sucks horribly.

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