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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 25th Jan 2013 10:43 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

There aren't that many Arch Linux and FreeBSD (desktop) users, so the targeted audience for this ehm, operating system, is a small subset of these two combined groups.

To me it seems FreeBSD users use FreeBSD because they like FreeBSD and want to use FreeBSD. Same for Arch Linux users with Arch Linux. Just wondering why they'd give up any experience for opting for a less pure experience.

It's not like FreeBSD is slow or people don't love Arch Linux.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Fri 25th Jan 2013 12:15 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

When I used to use BSD systems as a desktop, is because I didn't want to use Linux after a lot of it at the time was not particularly well documented compared to other systems like OpenBSD.

I've always preferred the OpenBSD ... if we say it supported it works, if we say it doesn't it doesn't or is likely to cause headaches.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 25th Jan 2013 12:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I've used FreeBSD for a while on the desktop, but I already had a few years Linux experience (which we had running on servers at work) and too many things were the same, slightly different or very different.

In the end I found it too confusing to be using both so I sadly had to let go of FreeBSD.

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