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Date:      Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:29:31 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
Cc:        Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: Technological advantages over Linux
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On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:58:22 +0100
Polytropon <> wrote:

> And all of them connect to the Internet, using a device that
> internally uses a BSD or a Linux, and the bowels of the Internet
> consist primarily of BSD and Linux. Add "Linux-like things" to
> the mix, like Android smartphones, or "BSD-like things" like
> Macs, and numbers might look a little different.

	The late Morten Reistad used to post (in alt.folklore.computers)
about the numbers of processors with memory management being made and
comparing that with Windows licenses, Apple and Android phone production
numbers. Windows, MacOs and commercial unix licenses only account for a
small fraction of the CPUs made - most of them have to be running something
else Linux (Android, routers, TVs, cars ...), BSD (routers and who knows
what else) and Mach (iThingies) being the obvious available kernels.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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