[conspire] Generic Linux?

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Fri Jun 11 22:46:55 PDT 2010

>>>> Really? I had no idea Debian can run with other kernels. Which ones?
>>> kfreebsd-gnu  - http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/
>>> hurd-i386     - http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/
>>> netbsd-i386 and
>>> netbsd-alpha  - http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd/


And there's also Nexenta, which is Debian on a Solaris kernel.  Not
sure if they intend to fold into Solaris or Debian.org.

>> So, no Windows or MacOS shells on Debian????? :)

Re Debian/W32:

The Cygwin port was started in 2001...


The official mailing list is here...


Re Debian/mac:

I suppose one of the BSDs Debians could be ported to the Mac but given
there's a bit of Apple proprietary stuff added to the BSD kernel,
couldn't be released freely, so I doubt if Debian would go for it.

> The question was facetious, Ed.

Some people are required by their fascist IT departments to run a
particular propietary kernel might want a better way to get open
source stuff than cygwin offers...

So while your question may have been facetious, others would actually
find it useful and and some people are actually working on it.


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