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Re: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD use cases?

Michael Dexter dixit:

> Might anyone have examples of commercial or academic users of Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD? Does it have a killer app?

Porting applications to Debian when you have an allergy to Linux, or
Linux doesn’t work as well on the hardware you use, would be a good
example ☺ On the other hand, it’s also a good portability test for
most of the GNU software.

Nobody would bug you about binary device drivers either ☺ although
the BSD people (OpenBSD the most, FreeBSD the least though) strongly
discourage them.

For research, having the same userspace helps when trying to compare
kernels directly, for instance when doing benchmarks.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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