How much GNU is there in GNU/Linux?
Posted Jun 1, 2011 7:06 UTC (Wed) by khim
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FreeBSD seems to be doing an OK job running all of that software - well, other than systemd, of course - without glibc.
Sorry, but this not really true. Most real FreeBSD systems include Linuxulator and glibc to run things like Acrobat Reader or Opera. And they use GLibC to do that.
This succulently shows that right now, today, GLibC is more important then kernel. Recent developments make it less relevant, though: Android does not use GLibC and supports more interesting applications, then GNU/Linux, for example. If/when tablets and desktop converge it'll be interesting to see what happens.
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