Linked by Ed on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 22:27 UTC
NetBSD NetBSD 5.1 RC2 has been announced. A complete list of changes between 5.0 and 5.1 is available in diff format here for the more technical individuals. Fire up those VMs and give it a test run.
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How about a useful desktop system
by Nitrodist on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 03:31 UTC
Nitrodist
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2010-04-09

I wonder what ever happened to the NetBSD desktop project mentioned some time back on OSnews?

http://www.osnews.com/story/20990/NetBSD_Starts_Desktop_Project

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vezhlys Member since:
2005-08-19

I guess it didn't have enough interest... It is not that hard to make NetBSD with gnome, kde meta-pkg in packages. However, I have problems with sound (I need to restart pulseaudio after every reboot, video crashes with bigger resolutions, to make flash work was like a nightmare, no cpu scaling (and probably other power saving features with current CPUs), some applications doesn't work as expected and so on). So idea to have NetBSD on desktop needs a much more work without enough recourse on internet.

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