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Combining Debian and FreeBSD; Pushing the Envelope of FOSS

Apr 10, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

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"The Debian project made a splash on Sunday with the announcement that two new "architectures" had been added to the Debian FTP archive. Debian has always supported a wide range of processors, though; these architectures are different and noteworthy because instead of providing Debian on different hardware, they build the OS on a completely different kernel: FreeBSD's. So what exactly does that mean?

"The FreeBSD-based ports are sorted in with the distributions for the various processor architectures Debian supports. So far, only 32-bit Intel and AMD64 chips are supported, designated kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64, respectively. Both are still undergoing development, and not yet ready for installation."

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