Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Oct 2012 22:23 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
NetBSD "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.0, the fourteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. Changes from the previous release include scalability improvements on multi-core systems, many new and updated device drivers, Xen and MIPS port improvements, and brand new features such as a new packet filter. Some NetBSD 6.0 highlights are: support for thread-local storage (TLS), Logical Volume Manager (LVM) functionality, rewritten disk quota subsystem, new subsystems to handle flash devices and NAND controllers, an experimental CHFS file system designed for flash devices, support for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) protocol, and more. This release also introduces NetBSD Packet Filter (NPF) - a new packet filter, designed with multi-core systems in mind, which can do TCP/IP traffic filtering, stateful inspection, and network address translation (NAT)."
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by vezhlys on Thu 18th Oct 2012 08:13 UTC
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It is really good release at least for amd64, i386 ports (from changelog and some other ports). I would mention acpicpu driver, greatly improved linux compatibility, better hardware support (though you shouldn't expect the same level as linux or even freebsd). For whose who uses NetBSD I would say you must give it a try. For newcomers it depends on hardware support and your requirements but it could be good, easy manageable OS for various server configurations (on desktop you need older graphics (r4xxx, geforce before tesla) card and some geekiness ;) ).

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