Freebsd vs. linux

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at
Tue Feb 15 17:40:35 GMT 2005

Bart Silverstrim writes:

> "It's not part of the OS!"
> Fine.  Will MS let me buy just the kernel?

No, but you don't have to buy or install most of the drivers.  If you
run with only required default drivers, the system will be stable.

> Extend it a little more, even MS argued that Internet Explorer was part
> of the operating system and could not be unbundled.  For their product
> definition, it was part of the OS.  Technically, it was not.  
> Practically, it was.

They tried very hard to make it part of the OS, which was a serious
mistake, but they were very taken with the whole idea of web-everything
at the time.


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