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Finally, I installed NetBSD 2.0 on and old AMD K6-2 machine to be used as firewall/router(NAT).
Installation was VERY EASY. Easier the Slackware if you know what you are doing. It gives me a sense of lack of control. Slackware installation gives me more control. As I just said, it is a sense only. I know I can control it better if I have installed NetBSD as many times as Slackware.
Still stumbling here and there with configuration.
Something which is norm in Slackware becomes unavailable in NetBSD, such as BASH, lscolor, emacs, etc. Well, it is a matter of time before those things go into that machine.
Yep, NetBSD installs first just the base system (plus XFree86, if you choose) but nothing more. You need to download all the additional software from the NetBSD packages collection (called pkgsrc). However, once you download the pkgsrc tree (/usr/pkgsrc), installing additional software is just as easy as using the ports system in FreeBSD.