> NetBSD also runs on sparc, hp300, amiga, macintosh, sun3, i386, pmax,
> alpha (soon) and others. BSDI and FreeBSD only run on i386.
Linux is an interesting contender also. I happen to like it better, although
I know it's still not as solid as BSDi. I has been partially or fully
ported to Sparc!, Amiga, Atari, Mac/68000, PowerPC, Alpha, etc. I have
a friend with it running on Sparc.
It has some amazingly good stuff in it and is supported pretty well non-
It has SysV 3.2/5.4 exec capability, DOS emulation, fledgling Windows
emulation, all the standard Unix X, networking, etc. capabilities.
And then some. Best PC hardware support of anything anywhere.
The only Unix that can run a Unix semantics file system on top of a
standard DOS FAT filesystem! (umsdos Yech, but handy sometimes.)
> All three platforms are good for running firewalls!
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