Subject: Re: Future of NetBSD??
To: Peter Galbavy <>
From: Scott Reynolds <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/25/1995 14:05:54
On Sun, 25 Jun 1995, Peter Galbavy wrote:

> And wants to see the thing run and run and run and run... I like
> reliable OS'es and some of the NetBSD snapshots are the only ones
> I have seen last long enough.

I wonder how much of this argument is divided up along the following lines.

Camp 1: DOS/Windows users on x86 machines.  Windows is *not* the model of 
stability, and most users know it.  They can put up with their system
crashing; after all, they are almost accustomed to hitting the reset button.

Camp 2: Workstation users (SunOS, HP-UX, AIX, OSF/1, Solaris (!), ...) 
who as a matter of course have their systems stay up for months on end, and 
then usually going down for either planned maintenance or because of 
outside factors like power failures.

I suspect there is a very strong correlation here, i.e. Linux and FreeBSD 
users are primarily from camp 1, where NetBSD users are primarily from 
camp 2.  There are of course exceptions, but it seems to be true.

Then again, no matter what anyone believes, the truth remains.  I don't 
claim to know, just throwing out some food for thought...