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[6]: Niche?
by n.l.o on Wed 29th Sep 2010 18:09 UTC 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[8]: Niche?
by darknexus on Wed 29th Sep 2010 20:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Niche?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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


I really like them both, and actually NetBSD and OpenBSD are quite similar in many respects (closer than either one of them are to FreeBSD at this stage). I use OpenBSD for servers or router/gateway/firewall setups, but typically use NetBSD for desktops given its much larger range of supported hardware and much more extensive library of ports and packages (pkgsrc absolutely rocks).

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