Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 20:47 UTC, submitted by Oliver
NetBSD From the announcement email: "On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team, I am proud to announce that the first release candidate of NetBSD 5.0 is now available for download. Those of you who have been paying close attention will have noticed that RC1 was tagged on Sunday. A few hiccups delayed the availability of binaries, but they can now be downloaded from here."
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RE: no desktop envirronment?
by darknexus on Sun 1st Feb 2009 23:33 UTC in reply to "no desktop envirronment?"
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Is this release going to include a desktop environment?

NetBSD already has just about every desktop environment you could want in its pkgsrc repository. If you are asking for a default desktop, then the answer is no and is always going to be. The base install is minimal by design, the idea being you taylor the system to fit exactly what you need it to be, and the NetBSD team doesn't impose any choices upon you. If it helps, think of it as the Gentoo of the *BSDs--quite a bit of effort to get it exactly the way you want it, but rock solid once you do.

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bradley Member since:

Well said... NetBSD still holds a special place on my boxes.

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hurdboy Member since:

Yes, and if you're just looking for something without all the new bells and whistles Linux (or FreeBSD) offers, it's great. On an older notebook I own, I dual boot Debian and NetBSD, but use NetBSD most of the time. + Fluxbox + GNUstep applications.

Firefox is getting kinda show these days, however.

BTW, I misread "darknexus" at it as Dr. Lexus. :-p

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