Does FreeBSD support architectures other than the x86?

Yes. FreeBSD currently runs on both Intel x86 and DEC (now Compaq) Alpha architectures. Interest has also been expressed in a port of FreeBSD to the SPARC architecture, join the FreeBSD SPARC porting mailing list if you are interested in joining that project. Most recent additions to the list of upcoming platforms are IA-64 and PowerPC, join the FreeBSD IA64 porting mailing list and/or the FreeBSD PowerPC porting mailing list for more information. For general discussion on new architectures, join the FreeBSD non-Intel platforms porting mailing list .

If your machine has a different architecture and you need something right now, we suggest you look at NetBSD or OpenBSD.



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