Linked by ZacharyM on Fri 19th Nov 2010 23:50 UTC
NetBSD Another version of the extremely portable unix-like operating system NetBSD was released today. This release fixes many security issues and bugs. It also includes a good amount of new features. Please read the announcement here.
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Oh, look - it's the '90s all over again
by bannor99 on Sun 21st Nov 2010 17:07 UTC
bannor99
Member since:
2005-09-15

I thought that, at least, the install would be on par with FreeBSD but I haven't seen one this old-school since '97

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rom508 Member since:
2007-04-20

I'm not sure what you're implying here, I'll take it NetBSD install is too old fashioned for you.

Let me tell you, this is exactly the point of NetBSD install. It is designed to be simple, easy to use, low memory footprint and it works on wide variety of hardware, including serial console.

If all you care about is a pretty splash screen, well lucky for you there are other options in the land of Windows, Linux, .... etc.

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bannor99 Member since:
2005-09-15

Neither you nor your chums who voted your comment up noticed that I mentioned ONLY FreeBSD, the late '90s and
not a damned word about a splash screen.

Here's a link to the earliest BSD I can recall installing: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/2.2.2R/notes.html

Go install it, compare it to the NetBSD install / config and get back to me.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

It's also about the quickest installer I've come across.

I think most people place way, way to much emphasis on the installer. Installation should be a rare experience.

It only really matters to the people who write reviews, as they spend a lot of time installing software.

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