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Date:      Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:33:25 +0800
From:      kindu smith <malaizhichun@tom.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Why does FreeBSD not use the Linux kernel?
Message-ID:  <3a48ab1ab198c330400be3e942f921f2cd3c3e11.camel@tom.com>

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Why does FreeBSD not use the Linux kernel? The structure of FreeBSD is
very good, such as the startup and directory structure, and the user
island program. The only shortcoming is poor hardware support. This is
mainly due to the lack of drivers provided by the kernel. The Linux
kernel is assisted by developers around the world. Changing to the
Linux kernel can make up for this shortcoming. For the system
architecture, package management pkg, and user island programs can
still use the original FreeBSD.

Among the unix-like systems, the most popular except macos is ubuntu.
This does not mean that ubuntu is good enough. It is still very poor
compared to archlinux and other distros. But it is still the most
popular because it takes a road from users, servers, to the cloud. That
is to first increase the user's utilization rate, then increase the
popularity, and then seek the popularity of the server and cloud
fields.

I think the reason why FreeBSD has reduced the number of users is
because it does not take care of the experience of ordinary users, and
it takes the opposite path from a server, cloud to users. Positioning
such an excellent operating system as just server usage has greatly
reduced its popularity.




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