Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Dec 2007 23:07 UTC, submitted by vermaden
NetBSD The fifth release candidate for NetBSD 4.0 has been released. "We hope that this release candidate to be the last one before the final release of NetBSD 4.0. Please help us to test it as much as possible to make NetBSD 4.0 a solid release."
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Excellent
by Tuishimi on Sat 8th Dec 2007 23:59 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

I used NetBSD 3.0 for awhile a year ago and it was a pleasure. From what I have read there have been some significant changes for the better in this release path and while I won't be able to run NetBSD in the near future, I am sure it will be an excellent release.

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RE: Excellent
by Joe User on Sun 9th Dec 2007 00:47 in reply to "Excellent"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

What hardware do you use? (If I may ask)

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RE[2]: Excellent
by Tuishimi on Sun 9th Dec 2007 03:53 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I WAS using an old IBM all-in-one machine, few years old. I forget what they were called. They looked sort of like en evil iMac. ;) It was a good machine, I ended up dishing it off to a friend who needed a computer.

I ran NetBSD and PC-BSD on it. I actually preferred NetBSD, but I had a heck of a time trying to get VPN to work, so I used PC-BSD for work, NetBSD to play. I found NetBSD to be more responsive, but that was pre-1.0 PC-BSD.

Now I am using an intel mac mini, modified a little, 2.33 core 2 duo, 160 gb disk, 2 gb ram... running leopard. Fun stuff! ;)

I have to say that Leopard has made a difference in regards to networking and CPU-intensive programs (over Tiger). Networking seems snappier and more consistent/resilient (especially VPN - which worked poorly, dropping connections frequently, taking 3 or 4 tries to connect - I get in first try and the speed of the connection is obviously (tho' not numerically proven) better w/ Leopard).

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