Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 14th Jul 2008 23:22 UTC
Linux "Linux kernel hacker Greg Kroah Hartman's June 5, 2008 talk at Google titled "The Linux Kernel" was chock-full of details about kernel development". This is a collection of some statistics about the Linux kernel development from that talk. Juicy Bit:"Supports more processors and devices than any other OS in history".
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RE: Any?
by ValiantSoul on Tue 15th Jul 2008 04:05 UTC in reply to "Any?"
ValiantSoul
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2005-07-20

Yea, my guess is NetBSD outdoes it...

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RE[2]: Any?
by Rahul on Tue 15th Jul 2008 04:47 in reply to "RE: Any?"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

You might want to compare it with

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/User-Group-HOWTO-1.html

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RE[2]: Any?
by rexstuff on Tue 15th Jul 2008 05:11 in reply to "RE: Any?"
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2007-04-06

Actually, no. In the OLS keynote address, Greg Korah-Hartman of Novell made the claim that Linux has surpassed NetBSD in its support for hardware. (http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html)

Still, I have to admire the NetBSD guys for creating a kernel that's been ported to as much hardware as it has, and with 1/1000th (plus or minus my imagination) of the developers as Linux. Plus, I love their slogan: "Of course it runs NetBSD." Apt.

Edit: Whoops. That would be the same person making the same claim at an early presentation he's given.

Edited 2008-07-15 05:15 UTC

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RE[3]: Any?
by jimbofluffy on Tue 15th Jul 2008 13:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Any?"
jimbofluffy Member since:
2008-07-15

Actually, no. In the OLS keynote address, Greg Korah-Hartman of Novell made the claim that Linux has surpassed NetBSD in its support for hardware. (http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html)


Great slideshow thanks.

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RE[2]: Any?
by danieldk on Tue 15th Jul 2008 12:25 in reply to "RE: Any?"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

Yea, my guess is NetBSD outdoes it...


It doesn't apparently by most counts, but Linux is only a kernel, NetBSD is a full operating system. This means that you can build the same userland for all supported platforms. Or even better, you can cross-compile NetBSD on one platform for virtually all platforms. And cross-compiling is initiated by just one build.sh command.

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