Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Ken Nakata <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/22/1999 19:30:00
Ken Nakata wrote:
> >  > They have.  They're doing Alpha, and I think they did Sparc.
> > 
> > No, they have not done SPARC.
> Just out of curiosity.  I've heard Sun has done a port of FreeBSD to
> SPARC.  Is it true?  When I heard it, I thought it was a shame they
> didn't just take NetBSD/sparc.  Would it be possible they didn't know
> any better than porting an OS when there's a perfectly fine OS already 
> running on their platform?

AFAIK FreeBSD/sparc is copy/clone of NetBSD/sparc.

I've heard Debian Linux folks got a few sparc64 machines from Sun,
but I may well be wrong.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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