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NetBSD 6.0 Moves Close With Beta Release

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Published on 13 March 2012 11:19 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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Just weeks after DragonflyBSD hit version 3.0, the NetBSD community has announced its 6.0 beta. NetBSD 6.0 brings forward several new features to this BSD camp.

Among the NetBSD 6.0 improvements are syslog improvements, a new crash utility for diagnosing kernel crashes, LVM (Logical Volume Manager) support, multi-processor support for Xen PV DomUs, an updated X.Org stack, support for various new ARM SoCs/platforms, support for 64-bit MIPS processors, GCC 4.5.3 has become the default compiler, and many other changes.

Details on the NetBSD 6.0 beta can be found from the mailing list announcement. There's also other changes about the NetBSD 6.0 operating system changes via this NetBSD.org web-page.

It looks like it's time for a new Phoronix comparison of the *BSDs and Linux in terms of performance and other benchmarks.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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