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  • #11
    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    But it doesn't has system-D, so it must be garbage
    what a garbage collection

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    • #12
      Any news on the Wine porting efforts for NetBSD?

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      • #13
        I wonder how NetBSD Linux compatibility compare with FreeBSD equivalent. Remember when they wanted to implement binary compatibility with macOS or rather Mac OS X. That would be very interesting feature today.

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        • #14
          And then you come and dare complain about "trolling" in systemD threads..

          Hypocrisy at it's best with a dose of "NIH, so it has to suck"-attitude.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by dragon321 View Post
            I wonder how NetBSD Linux compatibility compare with FreeBSD equivalent. Remember when they wanted to implement binary compatibility with macOS or rather Mac OS X. That would be very interesting feature today.
            Last (admittedly ~3y a go) I checked, it's Linux compatibility was ahead of FreeBSD (late kernel 3.x vs 2.6.32).

            No clue nowadays, not sure even what's the exact version for FreeBSD Linux binary support, other than CentOS7 "but should support CentOS8 binaries".

            Graphics support-wise FreeBSD is somewhere in the late kernel 4.x area (4.16, probably higher for bleeding edge. Works with my Vega64, so newer than 3y). No clue about NetBSD, other than it had Nouveau support and could work with my discrete Nvidia these years a go, despite lack of official drivers)
            Last edited by aht0; 02-15-2020, 08:05 PM.

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            • #16
              timofonic
              -sdf
              -NASA uses NetBSD's PkgSrc system for NAS https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/suppor...kgsrc_493.html

              -https://uwm.edu/hpc/software-management/

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              • #17
                Another good feature of this release is that it FINALLY supports uefi installation automatically out of the box. They hypervisor tech is impressive. ZFS sounds impressive at first but it doesn't support root on ZFS nor bootable ZFS. You could put your /home on a ZFS zpool though so that is nice. Would be excited to see some benchmarks. NetBSD has like a cult following on Reddit and some people love it as a daily driver striking a balance between the speed and power and perceived low security of FreeBSD and the Security at all costs camp of OpenBSD. I'm comfortable with FreeBSD as my daily driver right now but Net and Open both have compelling features.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by aht0 View Post

                  Last (admittedly ~3y a go) I checked, it's Linux compatibility was ahead of FreeBSD (late kernel 3.x vs 2.6.32).

                  No clue nowadays, not sure even what's the exact version for FreeBSD Linux binary support, other than CentOS7 "but should support CentOS8 binaries".

                  Graphics support-wise FreeBSD is somewhere in the late kernel 4.x area (4.16, probably higher for bleeding edge. Works with my Vega64, so newer than 3y). No clue about NetBSD, other than it had Nouveau support and could work with my discrete Nvidia these years a go, despite lack of official drivers)
                  I've tried too on my PC (with AMD graphics) and was able to run some Linux games from GOG and some not. It worked pretty good. It seems graphics drivers are currently ported from Linux 4.16 but on Github mirror there is branch with drivers from Linux 5.0, so it's not bad at all. There are some bugs (like problems with EFI framebuffer with enabled AMD drivers) but generally it's works pretty good.

                  As for Linux apps, there is list of unimplemented system calls in FreeBSD source:
                  https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/b.../linux_dummy.c

                  When I found that I've searched for similar list in NetBSD code and found this:
                  https://github.com/NetBSD/src/blob/t...yscalls.master

                  Looks like FreeBSD supports more Linux systemcalls than NetBSD. Last commit on FreeBSD Linux compat was 11 days ago implementing "sendfile" system call.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by aht0 View Post
                    And then you come and dare complain about "trolling" in systemD threads..

                    Hypocrisy at it's best with a dose of "NIH, so it has to suck"-attitude.
                    I think you misspelled "retribution".

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by jaypatelani View Post
                      timofonic
                      -sdf
                      -NASA uses NetBSD's PkgSrc system for NAS https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/suppor...kgsrc_493.html

                      -https://uwm.edu/hpc/software-management/
                      It's correct but it is still kind of weird because the NAS operating system is SUSE Enterprise server 12 https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/suppor...ystem_114.html

                      are NetBSD packages built in a way that allows them to run on Linux too?

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