NetBSD 7.1 Released, Brings Initial Nouveau DRM & Better Linux Compatibility
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 15 March 2017 at 06:08 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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NetBSD 7.1 was released today as the newest version of this popular BSD operating system known for its portability across many CPU architectures.

WIth NetBSD 7.1, it's the project's first release to include the Nouveau DRM/KMS driver ported from the Linux kernel for having open-source NVIDIA graphics support. However, this Nouveau support in NetBSD 7.1 is disabled by default.

NetBSD 7.1 also brings support for the Raspberry Pi Zero, a vioscsi driver has been added for Google Compute Engine disk storage, Linux compatibility improvements, ODROID-C1 Ethernet support, and various fixes and other improvements.

More details on NetBSD 7.1 via the NetBSD.org blog.
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