Sun release source code for Solaris 8

emanuel stiebler emu at
Sat Jan 29 01:14:48 AEST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathon McKitrick <jcm at>
To: John Rosenberg <jcrosenberg at>
Cc: Greg Lehey <grog at>; Joerg B. Micheel <joerg at>;
Steven M. Schultz <sms at>; <pups at>; FreeBSD
Chat <chat at>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 07:24
Subject: Re: Sun release source code for Solaris 8

> I'm a little concerned where all this leaves FreeBSD.  If Solaris goes
> open source, or something similar, and tries to compete with w2k, plus
> linux is out there growing, and BeOS will be free soon....  FreeBSD might
be a
> tough sell.  Several guys i know say the majority of new unix installs
> are Linux with few BSD.  They say the only BSD users that are growing
> are ISPs.  Does anyone have any stats on how fast we are
> growing on the desktop, or in general?
> Also, the white paper on BeOS claims that with all the new advances in
> hardware, modern OS's have too many layers, which they call 'silt', to
> allow them to use the hardware effectively.  They argue that only
> starting from scratch allows full use of modern technology, including
> multimedia advances.  How can FreeBSD keep up?  We don't have kernel
> threading and SMP support is still in the works, and most BSD features
> are 'add-ons'.  Should this be a concern for the future?
> -=> jm <=-
> "Do not taunt the Happy Fun Ball."

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