Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 16:58 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes So, I've been sitting on this one for a few days now, since I decided to let the sensationalist headlines pass by before I took a stab at it. Developer Christina B. has started - and released code for - an amazingly intriguing project: implementing Darwin/BSD on top of the Linux kernel. Just to make this absolutely clear: it's not her intention to allow iOS applications to run on this new, hybrid system. Let me reiterate: it's not her intention to allow iOS applications to run on this new, hybrid system. This, however, does not make this project any less interesting.
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Almost the reverse of Debian/kFreeBSD
by obsidian on Mon 11th Jun 2012 22:29 UTC
obsidian
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This seems to be like the reverse of Debian/kFreeBSD, which is the Debian userland on top of the FreeBSD kernel.

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Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

This seems to be like the reverse of Debian/kFreeBSD, which is the Debian userland on top of the FreeBSD kernel.


This seems to be more than that. Debian/kFreeBSD is "just" Debian on top of kFreeBSD, without significant changes. For example, systemd cannot be used on Debian/kFreeBSD right now because kFreeBSD is missing some stuff that Linux has. A good analogy would be to port those things to kFreeBSD in order for systemd to work, for example. That's why Magenta (at least for me) looks much harder to accomplish.

Edited 2012-06-11 23:30 UTC

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