At a glance
Publisher
Open
Web
Status
Available, supported
Introduced
1993
Latest
6.1
Design
Multitasking
Type
Workstation, Server
 
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Summary NetBSD is a Unix based OS that available as open source (free) in source code form. It offers networking, performance and security for both the workstation, Internet and Internet servers. It is very similar to FreeBSD, but is also supported on a wide range of CPUs beyond the x86 platform.

NetBSD has more ports and packages over OpenBSD, but less than NetBSD. It is one of the most portable OSes, currently running on 46 different hardware platforms.
News 19-Apr-2014 NetBSD 6.1.4 and 6.0.5 Released
30-Sep-2013 NetBSD 6.0 and 6.1 Released
19-Nov-2010 NetBSD 5.1 released
Aug-2009 NetBSD 5.0.1 released
Apr-2009 NetBSD 5.0 released
Dec-2007 NetBSD 4.0 released
Nov-2006 NetBSD 3.1 released
Dec-2005 NetBSD 3.0 released
Dec-2004 NetBSD 2.0 has been released
Sep-2002 Announcing v1.6
Sep-2001 Announcing v1.5.2
Dec-2000 NetBSD v1.5 released
19-Mar-2000 NetBSD v1.4.2 released
Requirements
Product FreeBSD
Processor 386 or better
RAM 4-8 MB or more
Drive space 1 GB or more
Drives Runs from hard disk
Video Monochrome or VGA (VGA or better for GUI desktop)
File systems BSD, FAT, FAT32, NTFS (pre Windows 2000)
Compatibility BSD Programs
Interface Text-based, graphics when using GUI desktop
Installation Install in any primary BSD partition
Variants Workstation
Server
Versions 0.8 Apr-1993
0.9 Aug-1993
1.0 Oct-1994
1.1 Nov-1995
1.2 Oct-1996
1.3 Jan-1998
1.4 Mar-2000
1.5 Dec-2000
1.5.2 Sep-2001
1.6 Sep-2002
2.0 Dec-2004
3.0 Dec-2005
3.1 Nov-2006
4.0 Dec-2007
4.01 Oct-2008
5.0.1 Aug-2009
5.1 19-Nov-2010
6.0.3 Sep-2013
6.1.2 Sep-2013
6.0.5 Apr-2014
6.1.4 Apr-2014
Downloads Download Page
Links NetBSD
NetBSD i386 Home page
Support FAQs
Communities
Documentation
Hardware Compatibility
Books Unix Categories: All - NetBSD

Top titles
Publisher Open Source
Licensing and Redistribution
NetBSD on CD-ROM
Support Paid and volunteer support available
Alternatives Linux, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Solaris
Secrets BSD stands for "Berkeley Software Distribution" the name chosen by Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group when the UNIX was first distributed.
Pricing Free (Open Source)
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