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  • NetBSD 7.2 Released - Backports USB 3.0 Support, Raspberry Pi 3 Compatibility

    Phoronix: NetBSD 7.2 Released - Backports USB 3.0 Support, Raspberry Pi 3 Compatibility

    While NetBSD 8.0 was released in July with new features like initial USB 3.0 support and UEFI boot-loader support for x86 64-bit hardware, for those not wanting to jump to 8.0 from the 7 series can now enjoy NetBSD 7.2...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...D-7.2-Released

  • #2
    Is NetBSD still relevant?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by deant View Post
      Is NetBSD still relevant?
      On Phoronix? Being an Unix (or Unix-like) OS, of course it is.

      On consoles? Yes, it is. Some of its code is used in the PlayStation consoles.

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      • #4
        USB 3 support... 8 years after market premiere. so let's wait for HURD here. or HURD had it ealier?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deant View Post
          Is NetBSD still relevant?
          In actual practice, no. Afaik all noteworthy *BSD devices and distros use FreeBSD.


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          • #6
            Quite a few infrastructure devices such as routers and switches use NetBSD.

            In the days where FreeBSD supported primarily only Intel hardware (FreeBSD 8.x and older), NetBSD had a little bit more time in the spotlight.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
              Quite a few infrastructure devices such as routers and switches use NetBSD.
              New or in production? Because it's stuff with decades of service life, I would not say that devices running NetBSD 4 or something can be counted to say if NetBSD is still relevant.

              Are there new devices shipped with some somewhat recent NetBSD fork? I'm just asking, there is no sarcasm.

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