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Hey, So I heard that Debian recently released their newest distro "Squeeze" based off Linux and FreeBSD. I was wondering, besides appealing to BSD users, what are the advantages to ...
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    Debian GNU/kFreeBSD


    Hey,

    So I heard that Debian recently released their newest distro "Squeeze" based off Linux and FreeBSD.

    I was wondering, besides appealing to BSD users, what are the advantages to providing this dual kernel OS?

    Also, why would people use Debian GNU/kFreeBSD over the Linux kernel?

    Just wondering.

    Cheers.

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    Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD_why - Debian Wiki

    I've seen people argue that the BSD kernel is more stable than the linux kernel as well, though I couldn't say how true that claim is.

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    In fact, we have removed some non-free binary-only drivers that are contained in the upstream FreeBSD tree, like the ath driver.
    I'll keep the kernel I have

    Code:
    System:    Host biker Kernel 2.6.32-1-mepis-smp i686 (32 bit)
    as I have

    Code:
    Network:   Card-1 Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter driver ath5k v: 0.6.0 BusID: 01:00.0
    and I am running in AntiX

    Code:
    $ lsb_release -a
    Distributor ID:	Debian
    Description:	Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (squeeze)
    Release:	6.0
    Codename:	squeeze
    One less step to get wireless working. Preferences come into play though. I don't own a Xbox, (play
    station 1 with 50 Cds is me). So to each their own.

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    for me the most interesting thing would be to get zfs on debian. native dedupe on debian? sounds good to me.

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