Subject: Re: Why run NetBSD
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Frank Warren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/10/1999 20:09:00
Gosh. This sounds really great. Is it expensive?
> After I had to come up with some arguments for NetBSD, I've put them
> together in some web page, see
> I'd appreciate any input. Right now I have:
> Why should I choose NetBSD over FreeBSD/OpenBSD/Linux?
> Although NetBSD runs on like 27 more archs than you probably have, it
> still offers you:
> * State of the art device drivers (shall I say soundcard? :-) Oh, and
> just in case you need features like serial console or a netboot...
> * Latest network technologies (first OS to integrate IPv6, IEEE 802.11
> wireless networking, ...)
> * First OS to include USB support for mice, keyboards, modem, mass
> storage devices (USB ZIP!), ...
> * DVD ROM and RAM support
> * Working LFS and FFS with softdep support for fast, high performance
> * Installation from floppy, CD, disk, tape, NFS, FTP, ...
> * One (1) source tree for all architectures, including X, networking,
> device drivers, ...
> * Least number of security bugs reported in any public forums like
> bugtraq (Security without a hype :-)
> * Runs your Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, SCO-binaries just fine.
> * First free OS to make a y2k statement (in case you need it ;-)
> * Kernel debugging on the local machine, remote, or post mortem.
> * Full source available (even the RCS files, in case you want your own
> CVS repository)
> * ... and OF COURSE it runs all the essentials like KDE, GNOME,
> Quake, apache, perl, samba, StarOffice, GIMP, etc.
> Probably the only thing you won't get with NetBSD is the media hype.
> You'll need to get that somewhere else. :-)
> - Hubert
> NetBSD - Better for your uptime than Viagra