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    Default NetBSD 6.0 Is On Approach With New Features

    Phoronix: NetBSD 6.0 Is On Approach With New Features

    After going into beta in March, the second and final beta release of NetBSD 6.0 is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEwODI

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    Its cool that they make NetBSD and that there are many operating systems with several distributions, spins and flavors.
    That we have diversity in systems.

    But I use Linux on my desktop, and on my phone through Android.
    I don't have any server or other device, but if I did it would probably run Linux, not NetBSD.

    Does NetBSD benefit me?
    Do NetBSD do work that gets ported/merged/pushed to GNU/Linux?

    Should I care about NetBSD and this new 6.0 release?
    If so, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Its cool that they make NetBSD and that there are many operating systems with several distributions, spins and flavors.
    That we have diversity in systems.

    But I use Linux on my desktop, and on my phone through Android.
    I don't have any server or other device, but if I did it would probably run Linux, not NetBSD.

    Does NetBSD benefit me?
    Do NetBSD do work that gets ported/merged/pushed to GNU/Linux?

    Should I care about NetBSD and this new 6.0 release?
    If so, why?
    No, we should concentrate all available forces (which are scarce anyway) behind the Linux kernel (without GNU).
    Else we'll lose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxxx View Post
    No, we should concentrate all available forces (which are scarce anyway) behind the Linux kernel (without GNU).
    Else we'll lose...
    I've heard that you shouldn't put all your eggs in the same basket.

    I like that there are more than one free open source software operating system.
    If GNOME goes bad, I can goto KDE, if Linux goes bad I can goto BSD, etc.

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    NetBSD is fantastic for servers, as it provides extremely stable, portable code to run on whatever hardware you have.

    NetBSD focuses on simplicity, portability, and quality of code, something I think isn't appreciated enough. It isn't the best for desktop use at present because it lacks good graphics drivers, but is great for any kind of server or embedded system. Because of its high-quality, portable code, it's an extremely popular base for embedded systems, such as NAS systems and the like (a lot of embedded Apple products such as Time Capsules use NetBSD). It has also been used as a smartphone OS and by NASA for experimental systems for spacecraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMage89 View Post
    NetBSD is fantastic for servers, as it provides extremely stable, portable code to run on whatever hardware you have.

    NetBSD focuses on simplicity, portability, and quality of code, something I think isn't appreciated enough. It isn't the best for desktop use at present because it lacks good graphics drivers, but is great for any kind of server or embedded system. Because of its high-quality, portable code, it's an extremely popular base for embedded systems, such as NAS systems and the like (a lot of embedded Apple products such as Time Capsules use NetBSD). It has also been used as a smartphone OS and by NASA for experimental systems for spacecraft.
    So, the same what Linux offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I've heard that you shouldn't put all your eggs in the same basket.

    I like that there are more than one free open source software operating system.
    If GNOME goes bad, I can goto KDE, if Linux goes bad I can goto BSD, etc.
    It's better to focus on single thing and put all the efforts into it. When it goes bad just fork it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    It's better to focus on single thing and put all the efforts into it. When it goes bad just fork it.
    Then things just evolve in one direction.
    In nature things mutate and evolve in different directions.

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    Default looool

    in Moscow, so the heat , and you still somehow have the strength to write ...

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