[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Mon Sep 25 17:41:00 AEST 2017

On Monday, September 25, 2017, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Bakul Shah wrote:
> There are just a few potential users of /proc and they were already using
>> other facilities. plus /proc is an optional facility. All this conspired to
>> make /proc less useful in FreeBSD. Unused code is in danger of being
>> garbage collected in FreeBSD :-)
> Whatever happened to the Unix philosophy of everything looking like a
> file?  Adding more system calls is the Windoze (or perhaps Penguin) way of
> doing things.

Actually FreeBSD has much more system calls than Linux -- around 540 as
compared to around 300 the last time I looked.

To give a fair perspective -- both UNIX V7 and Plan 9 have around 50 system

And Windoze 7 has more than 700...

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