[linux-elitists] Re: Linux ports
Wed Oct 22 14:10:46 PDT 2003
Quoting Adam Sampson (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Well, "BSD" covers a whole family of operating systems, including a
> load of proprietary OSs built to run on specialist bits of hardware,
> so I'd imagine he's probably correct. NetBSD certainly covers more
> architectures than Linux does; FreeBSD covers fewer. Both Linux and
> NetBSD have platforms that only they support.
The NetBSD people would point out that they support all of _their_
platforms from a single source tree, whereas a lot of the Linux
implementations were one-offs that may not remain tenable for long --
if they still are.
It's good to have choices, anyway. (Please don't bait the BSD people:
They're our friends, whether they know it or not. ;-> )
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