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[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by Neolander on Fri 25th Jan 2013 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Oh nice one. I'm still yet to find an affordable watch I like (and I'm not about to spend a lot on a watch that's going to be warn everyday and thus accidentally banged into things.

I have an old Hamilton automatic watch, which my mother gave me about 5 years ago, as she was buying herself a new one. The fact that this little thing has survived my careless daily handling for so long suggests that your fears are unfounded. For a comparison, I have a hard time keeping cellphones in good condition for more than a year.

I did have to replace the glassy windows from time to time though, basically anytime it fell on it from more than 1m above. It costs between €20 and €40, depending on the shop which does it.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Fri 25th Jan 2013 16:15 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm not scared of breaking it. I just wouldn't want to scratch anything that cost a substantial amount.

Think of it like clothes, I wouldn't wear a smart suit to do the gardening. But equally I wouldn't wear a cheap pair of jeans to a wedding.

So what I'm after is a watch that I'm not going to be too precious about rather than something more ornamental to wear for special occasions. I'm just yet to find a watch that's cheap, yet relatively sturdy and which reflects a little of my personality.

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