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Re: Definition of NetBSD users

Jonathan Schleifer <> schrieb:
> Bad idea, very bad idea. NetBSD is known for it's portability,  
> dropping that would be stupid. Plus why drop it? If you still got old  
> hardware which is fast enough for what you want to do, why would you  
> want an old version if there is no technical reason to not run a  
> recent version of NetBSD? NetBSD dropping portability as a goal would  
> be like OpenBSD dropping security as a goal.

If portability means the ease of porting an OS to a new platform,
probably, but if it is measured by the number of supported platforms,
I certainly don't know for sure, but it seems to me that, considering
only recent platforms/machines, there are OSes more portable in
the latter sense than NetBSD...

I think the most sensible goal in this context would be to try to
keep NetBSD's source as portable as (reasonably) possible...


Dennis den Brok

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