> Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 12:55:52 -0400 > From: jerr...@msu.edu > To: korikov...@gmail.com > CC: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Welcome to the "freebsd-questions" mailing list > > On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 08:33:44PM +0530, Shakil Khan wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > Can anyone let me know how can I download FreeBSD kernel source code. I am > > on Linux and am not able to download using CVS. Can someone point me exactly > > and also if some links are available where I can download tar ball of > > FreeBSD kernek source code. > > My suggestion would be to download the latest ISO and install it on > a machine with full source. Then you will have kernel and everything > to make a FreeBSD including the correct compilers and libraries. > > Kernel is really dealt with differently in FreeBSD than in Linux. > Although there is a kernel, it is intimately part of the whole > operating system, not a kernel which someone grabs makes up a separate > distribution with. >
to piggy-back a little more, FreeBSD is an entire Operating System whereas Linux is just a Kernel used to run the GNU Operating system (The true nomenclature is GNU/Linux when refering to a Linux based OS). the GNU project is currently working on writing their own Kernel named Hurd based off the mach kernel. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"