FreeBSD & Linux distro

Heiko Wundram (Beenic) wundram at
Tue Feb 19 13:24:24 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, 19. Februar 2008 14:14:45 schrieb Lone Wolf:
> But according to Wikipedia, FreeBSD is able to run Linux compatible
> software without any problems  (exception for  Linux Kernel 2.6) I can't
> run Linux software on FreeBSD?

_Running_ Linux software and _being_ Linux(-based) are two completely 
different things. FreeBSD runs (most) Linux (and glibc based) software, but 
is a completely different (and mostly unrelated) codebase wrt. to the libc 
and the kernel.

The distinction is pretty much the same with Wine: Wine can run Windows 
binaries (mostly), but because of that it still isn't Windows.

Heiko Wundram
Product & Application Development

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