Subject: flyer.tex diffs (and a plea for TeX assistance)
To: None <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 07/20/2005 10:44:36
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Jan Schaumann suggested I run these diffs for the flyer=20
(htdocs/gallery/advocacy/flyer.tex) past the folks on this list. (though
he seemed to think they were OK - I've made one additional small change
since the revision I sent him)

These build on the recent update from James K. Lowden;  I had intended
to do some cleanup, but he beat me to it.  :-)  I made some very minor
wording changes that I thought were appropriate, and fixed a factual
error or two. (SMP-supporting platforms, for instance)  If folks think
they're OK, I'll go ahead and commit them.

One problem that I don't have an easy way to fix - when printed (at least
from the PDF, I haven't had a chance to check the PS version), the fold
for the "front page" is larger than the other two pages (at least in the
"Letter" version.  I haven't checked the A4) - this will make automated
printing & folding hard.  I don't know enough TeX to fix this. (though for
what I'm planning to do, I may need to massage the generated file into
a vendor's template anyway, so it may not matter much)  Any TeX gurus
willing to help?  :-)


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Index: flyer.tex
RCS file: /cvsroot/htdocs/gallery/advocacy/flyer.tex,v
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -u -r1.7 flyer.tex
--- flyer.tex	11 Jul 2005 21:16:47 -0000	1.7
+++ flyer.tex	20 Jul 2005 17:43:46 -0000
@@ -123,7 +123,7 @@
 possibilities, and enthusiasts choose NetBSD for its excellent hardware
-NetBSD is mostly developed by a community of volunteers. Almost 300
+NetBSD is primarily developed by a community of volunteers. Almost 300
 active developers have write access to the source and hundreds more
 contribute to further developments daily. The NetBSD Project is
 controlled by the NetBSD core group and the NetBSD Foundation.
@@ -133,8 +133,8 @@
 \mySection{Why is NetBSD so special?}
-Since NetBSD was founded in 1993, it has always been found at the forefront
-of Open Source operating system development. In many cases NetBSD was the
+Since NetBSD was founded in 1993, it has always been at the forefront
+of Open Source operating system development. NetBSD has been the
 complete foundation or reference for other projects. Many advantages of
 NetBSD are not found in any other open source operating system:
@@ -151,20 +151,21 @@
         alpha arm hppa i386 m68010 m68k mipseb mipsel ns32k powerpc sh3eb
 	sh3el sh5 sparc sparc64 vax x86\_64 }
-\item SMP support for i386, amd64, macppc, and sparc=20
+\item SMP support for 6 platforms:
+      {\tiny
+        alpha amd64 i386 macppc sparc vax}
 \item POSIX threads implementation based on Scheduler Activations
+\item Cross compiling of the kernel and userland supported by the
+      standard toolchain - build NetBSD almost anywhere, out of the box!
 \item Kernel events notification framework provides a stateful and efficie=
       event notification, including socket, file, directory, fifo, pipe, t=
       and device changes
 \item Many security-specific features, including Verified Exec and the sys=
trace framework=20
-\item Cross compiling of the kernel and userland supported by the
-      standard toolchain=20
-\item Three ways to debug the operating system's core:
-      local, remote and post-mortem
+\item Local, remote and post-mortem kernel debugging
 \item Complete source, including the history of the development,
       available via anonymous CVS, rsync, SUP and CVSweb
 \item Support for various network technologies including ATM, HIPPI, FDDI,=
-      HSSI, IEEE 802.11, Token-Ring, ARCnet and Ethernet
+      HSSI, IEEE 802.11, Token-Ring, ARCnet and Ethernet (up to 10Gbps!)
 \item First open source operating system to support
       USB, USB2, and PCMCIA audio
 \item Many subsystems described in detail in published articles
@@ -175,8 +176,8 @@
 NetBSD contains all the features you would expect in an open source
 operating system today, including X11, tools for firewalls, and software
 RAID. With NetBSD's package tools you can install more than 5400 freely
-available software packages (e.g. KDE3, GNOME, OpenOffice, Apache, MySQL,
-Mozilla, Samba, etc.) easily.
+available software packages easily. (See "All the software you ever wanted=
 NetBSD's {\it binary compatibility} feature lets you run applications
 compiled for other operating systems (for the same CPU architecture).  This
@@ -211,8 +212,8 @@
 NetBSD runs on a great variety of hardware platforms, from the
 VAX 11/750 to the latest PCs and Windows CE palmtops. No matter=20
-if you want to clean your old dusty PC from the attic or bought the=20
-latest technology, NetBSD will be there for you!=20
+if you want to give new life to your old dusty machine in the attic or
+bought the latest technology, NetBSD will be there for you!=20
@@ -228,7 +229,7 @@
 \item Web serving and website development, including Apache (with many
       modules), PHP, and Jakarta Tomcat
 \item Network, database, file and print serving, including BIND 4/8/9,
-      Samba, Adrian Asun's the UoMichigan implementation of AppleTalk,
+      Samba, NetAtalk (supporting AppleTalk),
       INN, MRTG, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sendmail, SquirrelMail, to mention just
       a few
 \item Text processing and office productivity tools, including KOffice,
@@ -241,7 +242,8 @@
 \item Games, including  Civilization Call To Power (demo version), Quake 1,
       Quake3-Arena (demo version), Heretic 2 (demo version), FreeCiv,
       NetHack, and xdoom
-\item Software development tools for many languages, including Sun's
+\item Software development tools and libraries for many languages,
+      including Sun's
       JDK \& JRE, Perl (with more than 230 modules), Python, Ruby,
       Zope, cscope, gcc, DDD, QT, GTK+, and GNU Smalltalk
@@ -254,7 +256,7 @@
 \mySection{Security for Paranoids}
-With integrated firewall tools that can be easily installed from
+With integrated firewall tools and tools that can be easily installed from
 our software archives---including IPsec, Kerberos 5, SSH, SSL, and
 encryption tools such as PGP---you have access to a modern security system.
@@ -271,9 +273,8 @@
 \mySection{Truly Open Source}
-There are no ``NDA'' or ``binary only'' modules in the NetBSD project. All
-the  sources can be downloaded from the Internet. Part of it is under a
-Berkeley-style license, part of it under the GPL license. Every NetBSD copy
+Part of NetBSD (including the entire kernel) is under a Berkeley-style
+license, part of it under the GPL. Every NetBSD copy
 you get from us contains the entire source. {\it Open Source} is no mere
 buzz phrase for us!
@@ -312,7 +313,7 @@
 \item Donate money for buying hardware and promotion for the project
-Please refer to {\tt} if you wish to donate (if possible
+Please email {\tt} if you wish to donate (if possible
 write in English please).
 %%  \mySection{Coming soon}


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