Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Oct 2009 18:24 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
FreeBSD Not too long ago, Apple open sourced its Grand Central Dispatch library, which aids in developing multithreaded code. It was suggested that it could be ported to other platforms, and the FreeBSD team has done exactly that. They have also done a lot of work related to getting GCD to work in a POSIX environment.
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FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D
by sergio on Tue 13th Oct 2009 22:02 UTC
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FreeBSD has ZFS, FreeBSD has DTrace, FreeBSD has GCD... hey, It sounds too sexy...

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RE: FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D
by poundsmack on Tue 13th Oct 2009 23:10 in reply to "FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D"
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what makes me excited is when we have a PC-BSD release based on FreeBSD 8.1, with a nice KDE GUI and all that great tech that is being encorporated into FreeBSD. mmmm happy thoughts...

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v RE: FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D
by Moulinneuf on Wed 14th Oct 2009 00:03 in reply to "FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D"
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Sounds like FreeBSD is all about trying to incorporate best technology that is legally possible. That, and not suffering NIH syndrome.

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Laurence Member since:

ZFS : Developer Sun Microsystems
DTrace : Developer Sun Microsystems
GCD : Developer Apple Inc.

Seem to me BSDs and FreeBSD in particualr is unable to develop anything on it's own. It as to relly on hand out and little crumb given to them instead of real partnership and complete contribution both ways.

Yeah, because the whole of GPL as a wider community consists of just the Linux guys (Do you refuse to use CUPS because it's owned by Apple?)

Or that Linux just runs GPL software (You run apache on your Linux webservers right?)

It's all open source so stop the f*c£!ng flame-wars!!!

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