Quote Originally Posted by CthuIhux View Post
Itís not just speed that kfreebsd lacks, itís essential modern features (ASLR, Stack protection etc.), hardware compatibility and much more.


Which isnít necessarily in Linux, nearly everything is working right.


No, effort and support will be spread thin and free/open source will lack cohesion especially when one option in support of the enemy. The focus has to be on the one system to be strong and united. If that one system because crap, just fork it.
You clearly haven't used or compiled a recent version of FreeBSD (or any FreeBSD). But that's OK, I respect your devotion to the hatred of non-Linux systems.

Just to nitpick:
  1. Focus on the one system.
  2. Fork the one system if it becomes crap.

Any contradiction there?

Let me pick your brain with this one: Standards. All the various Unix flavours support POSIX, OSS and X11. In a sense, *BSD, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, AUX, Tru64, etc... are all united. They provide a better development environment since they all support the same software interfaces for scripts, system calls and multimedia.

On the other hand, Linux has diverged and continues to diverge from these common interfaces. You might say that Linux is harming this software union by introducing bash, Wayland, ALSA, V4L, etc... They're almost like an open source version of Microsoft (dare I say?). The irony in this is that Linux fans whine about following standards when it comes to Microsoft. But Linux developers themselves do not follow standards anymore (these snippets of code are generally called Linuxisms). To make things worse, when Linux developers work on FOSS, they propagate Linuxisms into everything they touch thereby ruining the portability of the projects.