Thrawn wrote:Dedicated Linux-user here, but I'm going to chime in to support Tom and point out that any devices that can't run Firefox - eg TomTom and PlayStations
You are quite wrong on this one.
1. Using OtherOS-$VERSION, one can install FreeBSD on multiple PS3s, set up NFS, and have Firefox-3.5.X/3.X running. Noscript can be installed on it.
2. Using TWM, one can install Debian to the PS3 and run Iceweasel. Noscript can be installed on it. I am not mentioning NFS because its development on Linux is behind that of the BSDs and Solaris.
3. If a TomTom can be rooted, then the possibility of installing a version of Iceweasel for that architecture can be installed. You are forgetting about usb ip devices for internet connectivity.
Thrawn wrote: - aren't really relevant to the discussion of which OS a NoScript user is on, nor do they really come into play when discussing application compatibility. So Tom's position - that Windows supports the most applications - isn't really affected.
Android is a more convincing case, but I doubt Tom will ever be interested in running a mobile browser.
Windows does not support the most applications, the OSes that do are:.
1. Linux distros running wine on i386/amd64 allowing both Windows and Linux applications to be run.
2. Debian-kFreeBSD which allows Linux to be run on both FreeBSD compat- through a chroot setup, FreeBSD compat- through a chroot setup, Solaris compat- through a chroot setup, Windows compat- through wine, and native Linux applications. This is on i386/amd64.
3. FreeBSD on i386/amd64 for Solaris compat, Windows-wine, Linux compat, and Native FreeBSD.
4. NetBSD for FreeBSD compat, Linux compat on i386, ppc, amd64.
I'm a Linux user, FreeBSD tester- and porter when possible, NetBSD user, and OpenBSD user.
If a system runs a version of Firefox- include unbranded here- then it can run NoScript.
Other items that can run Firefox or an unbranded version are:
PS2, Wii, Smart devices supported by Debian & NetBSD, SBCs supported by Debian & NetBSD, and other architectures supported by whichever Linux distro and BSD flavor.