Subject: Re: Can you help us to get NetBSD
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Previ_=5BY!=5D=AE?= <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 07/02/2001 22:26:45
On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 11:25:21PM +0530, Previ [Y!] wrote:
> Hi,
>  We are a bunch(currently 17) of folks learning and help
> others to learn Unix using mainly hardware thrown out by others
> like foreign software companies here in India. So far we have 
> been using RedHat Linux as it is available cheaply with computer
> magazines. But we think it is not a very good Unix system as a 
> whole. From certain man pages and other documentation from the 
> RedHat we happened to hear about the BSDs and visited some related
> sites like We think due to the portability of
> netbsd, it may well suit our purposes as there is  sparc and
> m68k based second hand systems available from foreign comapnies
> very cheaply. 
>     Unfortunately we can't get netbsd or any bsd locally. 
> Local computer magazines don't heed our requests and some of
> them say there are simply not enough demand from their readers.
> Downloading is simply not practicable with a pathetic internet
> infrastructure and implementation, and poor quality phone lines
> where connection speed is 26400max. Also there aren't any local
> mirrors, the nearest mirror being in Australia which is at least
> 1500milliseconds away. 
>     We request that somebody sponsor us a netbsd CDROM so we also
> can join the community and help others to discover about a really
> good alternative when Windows crash ruthlessly on them. 

I can certainly burn a set of CD and send them to you. Can you tell me which
architectures you're interested in ?

Manuel Bouyer <>