Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:27 UTC, submitted by Ed
NetBSD From the NetBSD Blog: "The fourth (failing further faults, final) release candidate of NetBSD 5.1 is now available for download. Those of you who prefer to build from source can continue to follow the netbsd-5 branch, but the netbsd-5-1-RC4 tag is available as well. See src/doc/CHANGES-5.1 for the list of changes from RC3 to RC4."
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RE[5]: Niche?
by brynet on Wed 29th Sep 2010 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Niche?"
brynet
Member since:
2010-03-02

That's always debatable, really, visit their website or try using the system.

Their last count is 57 ports, 16 processor types: http://www.netbsd.org/ports/

As for distinguishing features, every OS has their own, even if not immediately obvious.

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RE[6]: Niche?
by n.l.o on Wed 29th Sep 2010 18:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Niche?"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

That's always debatable, really, visit their website or try using the system.

Their last count is 57 ports, 16 processor types: http://www.netbsd.org/ports/

As for distinguishing features, every OS has their own, even if not immediately obvious.


It's downloaderising as we speak. I might even have a play around at getting it to run on my old Franken-Amiga if I get time. ;)

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RE[7]: Niche?
by lucas_maximus on Wed 29th Sep 2010 19:13 in reply to "RE[6]: Niche?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I used to use NetBSD, but I settled on using OpenBSD. It is a nice, high quality system like most of the BSDs.

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RE[6]: Niche?
by rycamor on Wed 29th Sep 2010 18:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Niche?"
rycamor Member since:
2005-07-18

Last time I recall this conversation coming up, it was agreed that Linux runs on a somewhat wider hardware range, BUT NetBSD is the only operating system that runs on so many architectures from a single unified codebase (including both kernel and userspace). Linux is much more fractured in that regard.

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