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Re: BSDLinux OS



On 8/20/05, somebody wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 19:04:31 -0500
> Nikolas Britton <nikolas_(_dot_)_britton_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> 
> > On 8/20/05, somebody wrote:
> > > [Replying off-list, as I'm sure some FreeBSDers will consider this
> > > hyposcrisy. :-) ]
> > >
> > > On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 23:47:27 -0500
> > > Nikolas Britton <nikolas_(_dot_)_britton_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> > >
> > > <snip>
> > >
> > > > Anyone here ever think of putting together BSDLinux, FreeBSD with
> > > > a Linux kernel? I'll have to start a thread over on chat or
> > > > something.
> > >
> > > There is a Debian project working on exactly this thing. It's being
> > > called "Debian GNU/kFreeBSD" currently. Check out the following url
> > > for more information: http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/
> > >
> >
> > That's completely opposite to what I want to do
> >
> > "Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is a port that consists of GNU userland using the
> > GNU C library on top of FreeBSD's kernel"
> >
> > This is what I want:
> >
> > "BSD/Linux is a port that consists of FreeBSD userland using the
> > FreeBSD C library on top of the Linux kernel"
> >
> > I have a thread going on this over in the freebsd chat list
> 
> Yep, sorry. I misread your original post.
> 
> I tried googling and searching on freebsd.org for your thread, but can't
> find it... what would be the purpose of the way you propose? It seems to
> me the FreeBSD kernel is usually regarded as having better security and
> speed and the Linux userland has more software available (without having
> to install a Linux compat package).
> 

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Mainly for drivers (proprietary closed ones) and the millions of
resources (money and man-power) that are already working on it. You
could also hopefully run proprietary Linux apps (Oracle, DB2, Novell,
etc.) naively or at least more naively then we have now. Also to beat
back GNU/SysV style UNIX and put BSD style UNIX back on top for world
domination. And it would be a fun project. :-)
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