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Old 01-08-2009, 03:32 PM   #31
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Most of my servers run FreeBSD; never even considered NetBSD. Have tried OpenBsd.
As a server BSD meets my needs, and we even use PC BSD on 24 workstations.
With the exception of SUN's issues with Java; I have found what I need on BSD.
It seems that Open and Free cross pollinate each other, and play well with each other.
Old 05-31-2009, 07:32 PM   #32
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NetBSD on a laptop.
Using freeBSD docs for it.
Using NetBSD docs for FreeBSD on desktop.
Old 07-30-2009, 06:55 AM   #33
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Used netbsd 3.1 for a short time just to try it out. Then installed 5.0 a couple weeks ago to test it out. Liked it enough that I did a permanent install on my desktop.

Has everything most in a desktop - movies, music, browser w/ flash and java, torrent, editors, etc. Only thing netbsd can't do is hardware 3d. Although there is a drm for the kernel that claims some radeon and intel works.

The thing about netbsd is that it's very basic and simple, the way it's setup. Even pkgsrc, you don't need to learn a million options. And so far it seems to be a pretty solid package manager.

Still playing around with various sysctl settings, but feels pretty smooth and responsive.
Old 08-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #34
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netbsd is a good system. But it didn't run on my laptop.

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Old 09-19-2009, 12:00 AM   #35
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:31 AM   #36
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Jesus Saved NetBSD

I won't say I told you so either.
Old 08-09-2011, 03:42 PM   #37
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I just read both statements from the NetBSD people and honestly, I smell some F.U.D. Not to say either side is right or wrong, it just feels not all the information is there for both sides to make an argument that has any solid foundation even if there was a restructuring due to problems with leadership, or lack of refinement with project management. It just doesn't seem... like all the information is there.
Old 08-09-2011, 10:02 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by ReaperX7 View Post
I just read both statements from the NetBSD people...
Do you mean the statements from 5 years ago?

NetBSD has been pretty quiet in recent years, though they still have a pretty web site with recent news. I haven't used it in several years, but I enjoyed it when I did and I keep thinking I'll get back to it.
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Originally Posted by KenJackson View Post
Do you mean the statements from 5 years ago?

NetBSD has been pretty quiet in recent years, though they still have a pretty web site with recent news. I haven't used it in several years, but I enjoyed it when I did and I keep thinking I'll get back to it.
Is it still a going concern?


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