Thinking of NetBSD

October 23, 2013 | 1 Minute Read

When was younger, when I was in high school, I used to run NetBSD (3.1 through 5.0) on a old Pentium 3, a toy home server.

NetBSD is a wonderful system. It is the way a UNIX system should be.

I’m writing this post with sadness.

I am was considering to switch back to NetBSD, but I discovered I just can’t.

NetBSD always had a lot less drivers compared to GNU/Linux.

Today that’s even worse. Today even Xorg requires some kernel-based support, which is absent in NetBSD.

Also, as someone told me in the #netbsd channel on Freenode, NetBSD also has a shortage of developers.

I am afraid the NetBSD project is going to die in the next decade.

So sad :’(