Linked by the_randymon on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:21 UTC
Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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Don't see the point
by BlackV on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:36 UTC
BlackV
Member since:
2012-04-23

I don't really see the point for this.

If it is only using pacman instead of ports, then what the deal? Not like, there would be more software available compared to ports.

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RE: Don't see the point
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 28th Jan 2013 13:20 in reply to "Don't see the point"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Exactly, and ports is not hard to use at all!

make install clean

What is so hard about that?

I've switched to FreeBSD some months ago, and think FreeBSD is fantastic! Way more consistent, excellent documentation, fantastic backwards compatibility, ports is super easy to use. I wouldn't be switch back to Linux any time soon.

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