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NetBSD 6.0 Has Shipped 124

New submitter Madwand sends this quote from the NetBSD Project's announcement that NetBSD 6.0 has been released: "Changes from the previous release include scalability improvements on multi-core systems, many new and updated device drivers, Xen and MIPS port improvements, and brand new features such as a new packet filter. Some NetBSD 6.0 highlights are: support for thread-local storage (TLS), Logical Volume Manager (LVM) functionality, rewritten disk quota subsystem, new subsystems to handle flash devices and NAND controllers, an experimental CHFS file system designed for flash devices, support for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) protocol, and more. This release also introduces NPF — a new packet filter, designed with multi-core systems in mind, which can do TCP/IP traffic filtering, stateful inspection, and network address translation (NAT)."
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NetBSD 6.0 Has Shipped

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  • by hawicz (449905) on Wednesday October 17, 2012 @04:20PM (#41686403)
    Congrats on getting it installed! :)
  • by ubiquitin (28396) * on Wednesday October 17, 2012 @04:40PM (#41686637) Homepage Journal

    Apparently, I'll never understand Slashdot. The latest junk from Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, et al. make the front page, but one of the highest quality open source releases gets buried. (It's almost like people self-medicate their marketing these days, but separate issue.)

    I got 6 years of uptime once off of NetBSD on sparc. This stuff is gold. It's platinum. It's so stable, you have to worry about making sure you get around to patching your apps because the OS just never dies... stick this on solid state storage with the new NAND support, and you don't even have to worry about spinning disk fails. As a network device OS, this will be an awesome high-uptime packet sensor or embedded packet router.

    Bravo NetBSD! Keep up the good work. This is top headline stuff.

  • Re:Contradiction (Score:5, Insightful)

    by chebucto (992517) * on Wednesday October 17, 2012 @08:42PM (#41688687) Homepage

    Don't bother explaining it yourself, just be a prat when people ask reasonable questions - I'm sure that will bring in more users.

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