CUDA under FreeBSD

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun Dec 10 20:27:45 UTC 2017

On Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:48:55 -0700
JD <jd1008 at> wrote:

> It seems (to me) that fbsd might be dropped altogether, and developers
> will not waste their time and talent on an OS that has a very very small
> installed base.

	People have been saying things like that about FreeBSD for the last
twenty years, it's still going strong.

	Developers spend time on FreeBSD because they want FreeBSD, they
don't really care how many other people want it as well so long as there
are enough people interested in developing it to keep it going and

	Companies like nVidia do care about market share, they know that if
they provide Linux support it will make a noticeable difference to their
sales but FreeBSD support probably won't.

	It seems very likely (but impossible to tell for sure) that the
installed base of FreeBSD is larger today than it was when
held the record for the busiest ftp site a couple of decades ago. However
the installed base of Linux is far larger than it was then (larger than the
installed base of any other OS if you include Android as a flavour of

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list