NetBSD vs. Linux portability
Posted Nov 4, 2004 3:21 UTC (Thu) by mbp
In reply to: NetBSD vs. Linux portability
Parent article: The state of BSD
Well, to some extent it depends on how you count it. Are you going to count broad architectural families. Or are you going to distinguish binary-incompatible variants (x86 vs amd64, and various arm and SH subfamilies.) Are you going to allow for the different models of hardware that are supported - NetBSD supports ia64, but only Linux (I think) can run on the larger machines. Are you going to allow for it being more important to most people to run on currently-available hardware?
We can all agree that both of them are remarkably and admirably portable.
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