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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RE[5]: Arch BSD, right?
by moondevil on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Arch BSD, right?"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Actually if I remember correctly in many European countries that is the same.

You can get prosecuted if you have a business that unlocks phones.

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RE[6]: Arch BSD, right?
by Soulbender on Sat 26th Jan 2013 01:51 in reply to "RE[5]: Arch BSD, right?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Actually if I remember correctly in many European countries that is the same.


I can't find any hard information supporting this claim.
All I can find are vague claims like "some countries in Europe" so I'll call not true on that until someone actually provides hard evidence.
There's plenty of examples where carriers are required to provide an unlock service, free or at a charge, by law.

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RE[7]: Arch BSD, right?
by moondevil on Sat 26th Jan 2013 15:40 in reply to "RE[6]: Arch BSD, right?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Sure the carriers are obliged by law to unlock the phones, at least at end of contract.

What you cannot do (legally) is to go some IT shop and ask to get your phone unlocked.

These shops do exist but "no one" does it. ;)

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