FreeBSD 10 prognostication...

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Wed May 16 11:18:21 UTC 2012

Vance Siemens <vance.siemens at> writes:
> Can you share a brief overview of what's wrong with it?

Umm, it's about as factual as The Onion, except not as funny.  FreeBSD
never had to "jettison two thirds of its code base and start from
scratch".  Apple is not involved in FreeBSD development.  No Mac OS X or
Darwin version "includes" FreeBSD.  FreeBSD and Mac OS X will never
merge.  FreeBSD was never acquired by WinDriver Systems or by anyone
else, although a company named WindRiver Systems (makers of the embedded
operating system VxWorks, not of Windows video drivers) did at one point
acquire BSDI, which had previously acquired Walnut Creek CD-ROM, which
was heavily involved in the early history of both FreeBSD and Slackware
Linux.  The remains of Walnut Creek CD-ROM and BSDI are now known as
FreeBSD Mall and iXsystems (of PC-BSD and FreeNAS fame).

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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