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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Why?
by kill on Wed 8th Apr 2009 10:31 UTC
kill
Member since:
2005-11-03

Why would I install Debian and use a FreeBSD kernel? I'd just install FreeBSD. Period.

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Why not?
by spikeb on Wed 8th Apr 2009 13:58 in reply to "Why?"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

its another free kernel for them to support, and they aim to be more than just a linux distro

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RE: Why?
by SCHWEjK on Wed 8th Apr 2009 16:58 in reply to "Why?"
SCHWEjK Member since:
2006-04-05

I don't get this too. What are the (possible) benefits over FreeBSD?

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