"Since last year we have been talking about Debian GNU/kFreeBSD,
one of the official ports for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" that will bring
a 32-bit and 64-bit FreeBSD kernel as an option to using the Linux
kernel. Debain GNU/kFreeBSD still has the Debian user-land complete
with its massive package repository and apt-get support, but the
FreeBSD kernel is running underneath instead of Linux. Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD has matured a lot over the past year and most recently
it has switched to using the FreeBSD 8.1 kernel by default and also
now supports ZFS file-systems.
"In January of this year was our first time benchmarking Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD when it was using the FreeBSD 7.2 kernel. With that
initial testing, in 18 of our 27 benchmarks Debian GNU/Linux was
still faster than Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. We delivered a much larger
comparison a week later when comparing the Debian variant to
Fedora, FreeBSD 7.2/8.0, OpenBSD, and OpenSolaris. Debian
GNU/kFreeBSD performed about average."
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