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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Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

Because FreeBSD make nothing worthwile of it's own accord ... Otherwise you would have named them by now.

There is nothing Friendly or competitive about anything BSD. One BSD out of all of them as ported this Apple technology.

GNU/Linux receive all it's funding by it's own commercial entity and those that work on it, we would be in the place of all irrelevant BSD if we received no funding and made nothing commercial or our own.

The real difference is our commercial entity work at making GNU/Linux better and share the work and profits with all others.

As far as NIH, a few that comes to mind in recent years would be...
dtrace->SystemTrap
ZFS->btrfs
GCD->(I wonder if this will be re-invented also...)


You showed that BSD's don't include all the better technology, just the one it likes. as opposed to GNU/Linux who use Free Software.

GNU/Linux will never be insignificant, irrelevant, dependent on other crumb for the majority of it's advancements or in better words BSD.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Because FreeBSD make nothing worthwile of it's own accord ...

Geez, Moully. Your *BSD hatred is becoming (or actually, has long become) very tiresome. I usually just ignore you. But *please* stop slavering and frothing so. I happen to prefer Linux to *BSD for my particular use cases. As a user, I happen to prefer copyleft to more permissive licensing. But I'm glad that the *BSDs are there. And the *BSD guys are doing a great job for the folks they serve. You are an embarrassment to those of us who like Linux but respect authors and users of other OSes. You are an embarrassment to those of us who prefer copyleft, but respect authors who choose other licenses under which to release their works.

You have preferences, as most of us do. But you lack the *respect* for others that most of us learned in kindergarten. In fact, sometimes I feel that you got stuck in kindergarten and are forever posting from there.

Some might tell me to stop feeding the troll. But you are not a troll. I've known you too long to think that. You are simply overenthusiastic and tactless.

Edited 2009-10-14 02:32 UTC

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Because FreeBSD make nothing worthwile of it's own accord ... Otherwise you would have named them by now.


Because you are a Linux user you must bash the nice work being done in the BSDs arenas?

AFAIK, jemalloc was born inside of FreeBSD, this is one of the best memory allocators found currently and is being used in Firefox since 3.0. FreeBSD does not aport anything?

The "ports" package manager was born in FreeBSD and similar technology is being used in OpenBSD (port collection), NetBSD and DragonFly (pkgsrc), MacOSX (MacPorts and DarwinPorts) and in Linux (Gentoo's Portage)...

"Jails" is another good contribution of BSD implementing similar technologies in Solaris (Zones).

HammerFS is a nice filesystem written by the main DragonFly developer.

OpenSSH was born in OpenBSD.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Because you are a Linux user


No, because I am a BSD user's who able to face reality as it is, not how I wish it to be ...

Apple crumb taste like shit. You can put all the cream , butter and sweet on it that you want, I prefer real BSD pie made in real BSD oven , by real BSD people.

I don't care that they partner with Apple to make it, or that Apple pay or len developer to make it, I prefer the original to ported crumb.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Because you are a Linux user you must bash the nice work being done in the BSDs arenas?

No. Because he is a whiny asshole he must bash the nice work being done in the BSDs arenas. There's a big difference.

I'm a Linux user. And I very much appreciate the work done in the *BSD world. And I think that most of us do.

Of course, the *BSD communities have their own vocal wackos, as do we. Best to just ignore both.

-Steve

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Sorry for feeding your negativity, but FreeBSD did create jemalloc which is now used in Firefox 3 for increased multithread memory allocation performance.

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