[linux-elitists] Re: Linux ports

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 22 14:10:46 PDT 2003

Quoting Adam Sampson (azz@us-lot.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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Rick Moen                  of the rest of your life.

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