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Date:      Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:45:07 -0800
From:      David Brodbeck <gull@gull.us>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
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On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Bahman Kahinpour <bahman.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have heard that Debian project has replaced the Linux kernel in
> their distribution with FreeBSD kernel and have released Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD. Since this version, they will release Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD as a "stable" port.
> What is this all about? What will be consequences for FreeBSD? Will a
> lot of FreeBSD users move to that distribution?

Nah, no more than Nexenta (Solaris kernel + Debian userland) has
caused OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana users to migrate away from that
distribution.  People who like a particular kernel tend to like OS's
userland utilities, as well, out of habit if nothing else; the niche
for these hybrid distributions is actually pretty small.  They're nice
if you're comfortable with the Debian userland and packaging utilities
but need some feature of another OS's kernel, though.



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