Subject: Supported processor families (NetBSD <-> Linux)
To: None <>
From: Gabor Nyeki <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 10/25/2003 12:22:47
Good day,

I've just read some article on Linux
that mentioned Linux supports more architectures than any other OS.  I was
wondering, so I checked how many processor families are supported by
NetBSD 1.6.1 and NetBSD -current, and how many by Linux 2.4.22 and
  Is it true that while 1.6.1 and -current knows only 13 and 15 families,
2.4.22 and 2.6-test8 is ported to 18 and 20?
  I am still wondering.  Is Linux the most portable operating system on

Best wishes,
Gabor Nyeki.

NetBSD: ``divide et impera''