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Announcing the NetBSD 9.0 release

On behalf of the NetBSD project, it is my pleasure to announce the 
NetBSD 9.0 release.

This is the seventeenth major release of the NetBSD operating system
and brings significant improvements in terms of hardware support,
quality assurance, security, along with new features and hundreds of
bug fixes. Some highlights:

 - Support for Arm AArch64 (64-bit Armv8-A) machines, including
   "Arm ServerReady"  compliant machines (SBBR+SBSA)
 - Enhanced hardware support for Armv7-A
 - Updated GPU drivers (e.g. support for Intel Kabylake)
 - Enhanced virtualization support
 - Support for hardware-accelerated virtualization (NVMM)
 - Support for Performance Monitoring Counters
 - Support for Kernel ASLR
 - Support several kernel sanitizers (KLEAK, KASAN, KUBSAN)
 - Support for userland sanitizers
 - Audit of the network stack
 - Many improvements in NPF
 - Updated ZFS
 - Reworked error handling and NCQ support in the SATA subsystem
 - Support a common framework for USB Ethernet drivers (usbnet)

Please see the official release document at
for more details.

Binaries of NetBSD 9.0 are available for download via our Fastly

(or from, or one of
its mirrors)

Those who prefer to build from source can either use the netbsd-9-0-RELEASE
tag or follow the netbsd-9 branch.

Please let us know about your experiences with NetBSD 9.0. We love any
and all feedback. Report problems through the usual channels (submit a
PR or write to the appropriate list).  More general feedback is welcome
at Your input will help us put the finishing touches
on what promises to be a great release!



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