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]: Comment by MOS6510
by tidux on Fri 25th Jan 2013 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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And that's why I use GVim in Windows. I usually stick with terminal-mode Vim on *nix, but cmd and powershell are just embarassingly bad terminal emulators. I mean wtf, a DOS-style environment that can't handle 256 colors? No UTF-8 support in 20 freaking 13?

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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by BluenoseJake on Fri 25th Jan 2013 23:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Neither cmd or powershell are terminal emulators, so I wonder why you are surprised.

cmd.exe is provided for running dos apps and batch files, neither of which supported UTF8. Powershell is a .net scripting runtime.

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