So, one comment in my recent response to the Sun kernel developer stated:
Linux most often runs on hardware where such errors can not be detected, as we run on a zillion different platforms (although not as many as NetBSD).
Well, it turns out that this is not true. The illustrious Rick Moen pointed me to the Linux User Group HOWTO which he maintains. It lists all of the current architectures and platforms that Linux currently runs on.

Comparing that list to the list of NetBSD ports it is now evident that Linux has been ported to more platforms than NetBSD.

So, not only is it safe to state that Linux supports more devices "out of the box" than any other operating system, you can also say that it supports more processor types than any other operating system in the world.

Which just goes to show how flexible Linux is...

posted Wed, 29 Sep 2004 in [/linux]


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