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[4]: Arch BSD, right?
by nbensa on Fri 25th Jan 2013 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Arch BSD, right?"
nbensa
Member since:
2005-08-29

Already happening. As of Saturday, it will be illegal to unlock phones in the US.


unlock like in "unlock carrier" or unlock like in "I want to run another kernel on this device"?

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RE[5]: Arch BSD, right?
by Laurence on Fri 25th Jan 2013 15:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Arch BSD, right?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

unlock like in "unlock carrier" or unlock like in "I want to run another kernel on this device"?

Unlock. Not installing bespoke ROMs or even jailbreak / root hacks. Literally just unlocking for the sake of using a different carrier.

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RE[6]: Arch BSD, right?
by jigzat on Fri 25th Jan 2013 21:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Arch BSD, right?"
jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

I live in Colombia (U know...South America) and it has become illegal to unlock cellphones since a lot of people were being killed just to steal a FreaKIN' cellphone (just in case they are brought illegally from other countries) but to balance things up the government forced carriers to sell unlocked cellphones, smooth move I have to say.

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