The Wasabi NetBSD 1.5 Package Release includes two supplemental CDs featuring over 1,600 precompiled, ready-to-run third party software for the x86-based PC platform.
The first part of this article was about setting up DSL on your NetBSD machine. This part looks at some considerations that should be made when going online, utilizing the connection and also preparing for the less friendly side of "The Net".
Recently, plex86, a PC virtualization program, was ported to NetBSD as a host operating system. The open source plex86 project allows users to run multiple operating systems concurrently on the same machine.
The virtual x86 machine emulator 'plex86' now works on a second Open Source operating system. So far plex86 did only support
Linux as host platform, and thanks to Frank van der Linden of Wasabi Systems (http://www.wasabisystems.com/), it now also
works on the i386 port of the NetBSD multi-platform operating system.
See if this article tempts you to try upgrading to NetBSD 1.5. The author lists the newly supported platforms and other update information, such as the over 1600 available packages, the latest changes and improvements to the filesystem, and much more!
The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that release 1.5 of the NetBSD operating system is now available.
NetBSD is widely known as the most portable operating system in the world. It currently supports 31 system families and 12 CPU families, all from a single source tree. The 1.5 release brings many performance and security enhancements, as well as support for new platforms (such as the G4 cube) and new peripherals.
This release fixes problems found in the earlier 1.4.x family of releases, improves stability, and includes support for new hardware. NetBSD 1.4.3 is a patch release of the 1.4 release branch.
Virtual PC is a PC emulator. It emulates the behavior of a fairly standard PC, including text mode video, graphics, and sound. It's totally software based, but it acts like a computer similar to a PC. This article's author shares his experiences with using the Virtual PC to run NetBSD.
Setting up software-based RAID for the root partition using RAIDframe, with explanations of RAID terminology and usage.
Soren Jorvang has done a NetBSD port to the Cobalt Networks MIPS-based Qube and RaQ Microservers, which is now available. The machines are originally shipped with a custom version of Linux and now everyone can run his favourite Open Source operating system.