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[8]: Arch BSD, right?
by Nelson on Fri 25th Jan 2013 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Arch BSD, right?"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Agreed. Hopefully as a lot of these old pasty guys die off and younger people are elected to Congress, we can see a more modern approach to technology.

Either that, or cede the decision making power to an agency that actually knows what its talking about. FCC comes to mind.

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RE[9]: Arch BSD, right?
by Soulbender on Sat 26th Jan 2013 02:01 in reply to "RE[8]: Arch BSD, right?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Hopefully as a lot of these old pasty guys die off and younger people are elected to Congress, we can see a more modern approach to technology.


I dunno, a lot of the people pushing for these kind of laws are younger (relatively speaking).

Either that, or cede the decision making power to an agency that actually knows what its talking about. FCC comes to mind.


That would seem to be an at least marginally better approach.

I think the really creepy part is that it is "for reasons of national security". Really? Using a phone with a different carrier would be a threat to the security of one of the, supposedly, most powerful nations on earth? I'm getting flashbacks to the 80's and East Germany.
Either the librarians of congress are morons or they're lining their pockets.

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RE[9]: Arch BSD, right?
by darknexus on Sat 26th Jan 2013 08:03 in reply to "RE[8]: Arch BSD, right?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Either that, or cede the decision making power to an agency that actually knows what its talking about. FCC comes to mind.

The FCC? You mean the people that demand and enforce censorship of modern media? The very same people that had the bright idea to only allow a few unlicensed frequency bands, with the result that Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and RF devices share the same spectrum resulting in a massive interference problem in crowded areas (5 ghz N is not as widely used as it should be and few consumer-grade routers implement it well)? The very same agency that claims to love cel phones and mobile devices, but demands hundreds of thousands in licensing and testing fees to the point that actually increasing an existing network (or starting a new one to compete) becomes prohibitively expensive? That FCC? You think they understand technology any better than the crackpots in charge of it now?

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