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SubjectRe: Free Linux Driver Development!
El Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:31:01 +0100 (MET), Jan Engelhardt <> escribió:

> Don't they claim 50+? Already browsing
> gives more than 2
> screenfuls [à 25].

I don't know exactly how many architectures does netbsd run, but Linux seems
to support arches that netbsd doesn't, like: 64 bit MIPS, PPC 970 (available in
netbsd but not yet integrated i think), Cell, S390, M32R, Nec v850, frv, cris?,
xtensa, mmuless cpus (apparently there're lots of mmuless cpus), Itanium
(netbsd development ongoing)

Sure, Linux doesn't support vax and the like, but it does support lots of
architectures that matter. In there's a
more Linux-like view of the architectures supported. Although Netbsd people
will argue that porting a architecture to Linux is more difficult and that Linux
gets support just because there's a lot of $$$ around it.

Anyway, even if Linux wasn't the OS with more architectures supported
it'd be the _second_ on the list. Which is quite impressive anyway, and
nothing to be ashamed of.

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