Posts tagged Debian Operating System
A couple of months ago I wrote about Debian 5.0, which can be viewed by following the link below:
Debian gets one more step closer to really becoming ‘the universal operating system’ by adding two architectures based on the FreeBSD kernel to the unstable archive. This does not mean that the Debian project is ditching the Linux kernel.
Debian just added two new architectures to the Debian archive.
kfreebsd-i386 AKA GNU/kFreeBSD i386
kfreebsd-amd64 AKA GNU/kFreeBSD amd64
Now Debian users will be able to choose which kernel they want to install (at least on on the i386 and amd64 architectures) and get more or less the same Debian operating system they are used to. This makes Debian the first distribution, and probably the first large OS, to support two completely different kernels at the same time.
Joerg Jaspert wrote:
The two new architectures (well, better named OS i think, as they use a
different kernel) are available in unstable and experimental. We do
start out empty, importing only what is needed to get a buildd
running. For this reason you will not be able to directly use it
immediately. Please wait until they catched up, which I expect to happen