Subject: speed vs portability
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1998 15:54:34
> Gessh, even Linux outperforms
> NetBSD on many platforms, and that is embarassing (even to me.)
On the one platform I have that Linux "supports" (*), the apps crash much
faster on Linux. I guess you could call that "outperforms".
(*) for some really lame definition of "supports".
> We certainly don't want to be constrained
> by the limitations of an OS that has lots of ports...
I don't want to be constrained by an OS that only runs on wintel boxes.
> This is a quality vs. quantity argument.
FreeBSD has a large quantity of apps, but doesn't run on any
of the 3 platform types I own.
NetBSD has fewer apps, but it has the quality of running on 2 of my
3 platform types.
-Dave, not speaking for anyone