Subject: Re: NetBSD usage in embedded environments
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/24/2003 22:26:46
> > any OS at all isn't good idea for that things.
> You guys may still not be talking about the same thing.  The
> usefulness of NetBSD in some environments certainly doesn't make
> sense.  What I would call "miniature" environments are not really
> good places for it, but it always really depends on what your needs
> and resources are.  It's not worth trying to define here.

i agree. unfortunately market now puts linux everywhere because it needs
less to think while people will pay more for hardware just to say their
XXX device has linux inside because linux is on top.

> I think the original question has been answered--there are a number
> of companies using NetBSD in various embedded environments, but
> not all companies doing this bother to brag about it or even mention

that's rather good not mentioning it. and even better if they will put
some code back to NetBSD team :)

> it.  Some of the "embedded" environments are more powerful than
> the average desktop or workstation, some are much less powerful.