Different OS's? Marketshare

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Thu Feb 24 07:29:56 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Jacob S
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:53 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Different OS's? Marketshare
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 21:24:36 +0100
> Anthony Atkielski <atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Andrew L. Gould writes:
> <snip>
> > > Fourth, I appreciate all the hard work that goes into
> developing and
> > > packaging an operating system and its related applications.  I am
> > > happy to pay for the convenience of an operating system on a DVD.
> > > It's only fair that the vendor be able to recover cost.  If earning
> > > a little profit motivates them to continue providing a great
> > > service, all the better.
> >
> > Fine.  Except that distributors are barely doing anything more than
> > repackaging someone else's work.  They didn't write Linux.
> And how would you classify all of the Gnu and gpl software, or the
> Linux software that runs under the Linux compatability layer
> in FreeBSD?
> KDE, Nmap, Xfree86, x.org, mailman, exim, qmail and ezmlm are
> just a few that come to mind.

Whoh there Jacob.  What are you talking about?

The only software that runs under the linux compatability layer is
linux binaries where the source isn't available.  All the programs you
mentioned above are source available, and they are all compiled to native
FreeBSD binaries under FreeBSD.


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