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Linux Mint Debian kFreeBSD Spin?

Postby mmosier on Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:26 pm

As we all are aware, Debian Squeeze was released recently, and among other things, a new version called kFreeBSD which uses
the FreeBSD kernel is up for download. This got me to thinking, making a spin of LMDE that uses freeBSD as it's kernel would
be very cool, as FreeBSD has support for ZFS among other things, and it is real UNIX, not just a UNIX-like OS like Linux.

I don't know what it would be called, perhaps MintBSD or something... but I think it is a very cool concept to look into.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian kFreeBSD Spin?

Postby monkeyboy on Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:15 pm

An interesting idea but I don't know if there would be enough interest in the Mint developer community to make it happen.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian kFreeBSD Spin?

Postby GSXR750L on Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:28 pm

The average car driver hasn't a clue what goes on under the hood, as long as it starts and gets from A to B, that's all that matters to many.

Now if you're interested in motor sport then its a different story.

So what's the point in this different kernel in layman's terms then, just a few good reasons to grab the attention of the uneducated :D

Preferably without a string of meaningless three letter acronyms :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint Debian kFreeBSD Spin?

Postby mmosier on Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:17 pm

The average car driver hasn't a clue what goes on under the hood, as long as it starts and gets from A to B, that's all that matters to many.

Now if you're interested in motor sport then its a different story.

So what's the point in this different kernel in layman's terms then, just a few good reasons to grab the attention of the uneducated :D

Preferably without a string of meaningless three letter acronyms :wink:


I can think of a few reasons right off the bat that would draw attention:
1. FreeBSD is a direct descendant of UNIX. Mac OSX is based off of it
2. ZFS is the worlds most advanced and forward-looking file system, and is not available in Linux due to licensing issues
3. FreeBSD scales better on multi-core systems
4. FreeBSD is one of the worlds most secure operating systems
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Re: Linux Mint Debian kFreeBSD Spin?

Postby on4aa on Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:16 pm

You should post your great idea also on http://community.linuxmint.com
I would certainly vote in favour.
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