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Re:Ok its a little warped.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on January 22, 2007 03:21 PM
The battle is almost over.
FreeBSD and a lot of the Other BSD's are following the Linux standard base for core library's.
Nonsense. At most, FreeBSD has a Linux compatibility mode but AFAIK it ends there (and that's just for the Linux runtime environment, NOT for FreeBSD itself). And of cource parts of LSB is in FreeBSD when LSB derives from POSIX/SUS (a standard they <a href="" title="">are officially implementing</a> btw).
OpenSolaris is still out there but could be come onboard to BSD compatibility with the Linux Standard base. Debian Hurd is already on board.
It's no surprise that Solaris is BSD compatible given that <a href="" title="">Bill Joy</a> was largely responsible for creating both OS's (and he re-used the BSD codebase for Solaris, later System V code was imported). At the time Linux didn't even exist so this idea you have that Solaris tries to emulate BSD to be compatible with Linux is utter BS.
Plan 9 is different. Basicly the war in open source is over. And most of the other projects lost.
You don't know shit, apparently. Do you really expect everyone but Linux to just roll over and die because Linux got popular? And throw all that work away? Get real. As they say - different strokes for different folks.

Don't get me wrong, I like Linux, but I get annoyed with zealots who pretend there's a "fight" just to get some excitement in their lives. Plan 9, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, (open)Solaris, Minix and even Windows will be around and hacked on for a long time to come and there's nothing you can do about it.


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