Operating Systems

This is a marker for a page I plan to write soon. Just brief notes for now:


I regard this as my ``home'' operating system. I grew up on BSD (ever since leaving the world of ancient mainframes). That it's FreeBSD I got on home machines, rather than OpenBSD or NetBSD, was a matter of personal contacts.


My main machine at work runs Linux; that's simply what's provided in the way of Unix-style systems.

Windows XP

Much as I dislike Windows, I run it because I use Dragon speech recognition software, and that's what that runs on. (However, I have now found claims that it is possible to run it under Wine, which would be a big step forward.)


My phone runs this. I had a quick look into programming it, but it looked a bit less programmer-friendly than microcode.

John C. G. Sturdy
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