Friday, April 08, 2005

Bingo ! Debian adds FreeBSD kernel

Joe reads a page that has GNU mentioned on it. But does not read Linux on that page. He is surprised !. As a novice to the open source world, he thought GNU and Linux are the same thing.

No they are not !! Debian has decided to roll out GNU tools on FreeBSD kernel (GNU/kFreeBSD). That is a good news for me. Being a bigtime FreeBSD fan, I can now get wealth of softwares for GNU software by just doing "apt-get install" :-). Not that the ports system of FreeBSD is bad. But now I will have the power of apt-get with FreeBSD kernel.

I wonder if they can give option to boot Linux or FreeBSD kernel during the boot up time if they can make UFS or ext2 system work with Linux or FreeBSD.

Long live Debian.

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