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NetBSD

Last Update: 2019-12-07 12:23 UTC


NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit AlphaServers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and it is user-supported with complete source. Many applications are easily available through The NetBSD Packages Collection.

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NetBSD Summary
Distribution NetBSD
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-12-02: Development Release: NetBSD 9.0 RC1
 • 2019-06-05: BSD Release: NetBSD 8.1
 • 2019-05-20: Development Release: NetBSD 8.1 RC1
 • 2018-09-03: BSD Release: NetBSD 7.2
 • 2018-07-21: BSD Release: NetBSD 8.0
 • 2018-07-03: Development Release: NetBSD 8.0 RC2
 • 2018-04-24: Development Release: NetBSD 8.0 RC1
 • 2018-03-19: BSD Release: NetBSD 7.1.2
 • 2017-12-28: BSD Release: NetBSD 7.1.1
 • 2017-03-15: BSD Release: NetBSD 7.1
 • 2016-10-27: BSD Release: NetBSD 7.0.2
 • 2016-05-28: BSD Release: NetBSD 7.0.1
 • More NetBSD releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-08-19 NetBSD gaining initial Wayland support
 •2019-07-31 Upcoming NetBSD features
 •2019-04-12 NetBSD's NVMM arrives in -current
 •2019-02-19 NetBSD getting hardware accelerated virtual machines
 •2019-02-12 NetBSD tests GCC 7
 •2019-01-17 NetBSD reproducible builds milestone
 •2018-08-23 Support for NetBSD 6 ends
 •2018-07-25 NetBSD simplifies support policy
 •2018-02-05 NetBSD security fixes
 •2017-10-23 NetBSD experiments with KASLR
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Feature pkgsrc 8.1 7.2 6.1.5 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.1 2.0 1.6 Feature
Release Date 2019-12-07 2019-06-05 2018-08-30 2014-09-22 2010-11-19 2009-04-29 2007-12-19 2006-11-04 2005-12-23 2005-11-02 2004-12-09 2002-09-16 Release Date
End Of Life       2018-08 2015-11               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   371-404 371-404                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download pkgsrc ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop                         Default Desktop
Package Management pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc pkgsrc Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports See Ports Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems FFS FFS FFS FFS FFS FFS             Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                         Multilingual
Asian Language Support                         Asian Language Support
Full Package List pkgsrc 8.1 7.2 6.1.5 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.1 2.0 1.6 Full Package List
Package pkgsrc 8.1 7.2 6.1.5 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.1 2.0 1.6 Package
abiword (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.6.8 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.4.1 2.4.1 2.0.5 1.0.2 abiword (3.0.4)
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.4.1 1.1.4.1 1.1.4.1 1.0.27.2 1.0.22 1.0.18 -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.2.1.2)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 5.0.11 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.1 3.0.16 3.0 2.05b 2.05 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.6) 9.14.8 9.14.2 9.10.8-P1 9.10.3-P3 9.7.2-P2 9.6.0-P1 9.4.1-pl1 9.3.2 9.3.1 9.3.1 9.2.3 9.2.1 bind (9.15.6)
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (78.0.3904.108)
cups (2.3.0) 2.3.0 2.2.11 2.28 2.1.2 1.4.3 1.3.9 1.2.12 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.14 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.1.1-P1 4.1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.43.7 1.43.7 1.43.7 1.41.12 1.40.7 1.40.7 1.39 1.32 1.32 1.32 1.32 1.19 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (71.0) 71.0 67.0 61.0.2 24.8.1 3.6.11 3.0.9 2.0.0.8 1.5.0.7 1.5 1.0.7 -- -- firefox (71.0)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.10.0 2.9.1 2.6 2.4.2 2.3.8 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.9 1.3.1 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 8.3.0 8.1.0 5.3.0 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.6 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.4 2.95.3 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.14 2.10.10 2.10.6 2.8.16 2.6.10 2.6.6 2.2.17 2.2.13 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.0.4 1.2.3 gimp (2.10.14)
glibc (2.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) 3.7 3.5 3.2 2.6.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.1 2.0.1 1.8.12 1.8.11 1.8.8 1.6.6 gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.46) 1.12.46 1.12.44 1.12.42 1.12.23 1.10.10 1.8.4 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.6.1 1.4.3 1.2.13 1.0.9 gnumeric (1.12.46)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.92 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.13) -- 3.24.8 3.22.20 3.16.7 2.22.0 2.16.0 2.12.0 2.10.3 2.8.9 2.6.10 2.4.10 2.0.5 gtk (3.24.13)
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.41 2.4.39 2.4.34 2.4.17 2.2.16 2.2.11 2.2.6 2.0.59 2.0.55 2.0.55 2.0.52 2.0.39 httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.4 0.92.2 -- 0.48.0 0.46 0.45.1 0.44 0.43 0.42.2 0.40 -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.3) 19.08.3 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.3 0.12.17 -- -- -- -- k3b (19.08.3)
kmod (26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.8.2) 4.1.3 4.1.3 4.1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.2.8.2)
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.3.3 6.2.4 6.1.0 4.4.7 3.1.1 3.0.1 2.3.0 1.1.5 2.0.0 1.1.4 1.1.2 641 libreoffice (6.3.3)
linux (5.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (5.4.2)
Package pkgsrc 8.1 7.2 6.1.5 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.1 2.0 1.6 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.5.0) 5.5.57 5.5.57 5.5.57 5.5.43 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.5.0)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.1 1.22.1 1.20.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.7) -- 18.3.4 11.2.2 7.11.2 7.4.4 7.0.4.1 6.4.2 6.4.2 6.2.1 6.2.1 6.0.1 -- mesa (19.2.7)
mysql (8.0.18) 5.7.28 5.7.26 5.7.23 5.6.28 5.1.51 5.0.67 5.0.51 5.0.26 5.0.16 4.1.13 4.0.20 3.23.49 mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.2) 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.30.1 2.26.0 2.18.3 2.16.0 2.12.1 2.10.1 2.6.3 -- nautilus (3.34.2)
NVIDIA (440.36) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (440.36)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6 3.4.11.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.4 3.3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13.0.1) 1.8.232 12.0.1 8u172 8u66 7u92 svn -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (13.0.1)
openssh (8.1p1) 8.0p1 8.0p1 7.6p1 7.1p1 5.5p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.2p1 3.9p1 3.4p1 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.2t 1.0.2p 1.0.2o 1.0.2e 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.7i 0.9.7i 0.9.7i 0.9.7i 0.9.6m 0.9.6g openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.1) 5.30.1 5.28.2 5.28.0 5.22.0 5.12.2 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.0 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.4.0) 7.3.12 7.3.6 7.2.9 7.0.4 5.3.3 5.2.9 5.2.5 5.1.6 5.1.1 5.0.5 4.3.8 4.1.2 php (7.4.0)
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.17.4)
postfix (3.4.8) 3.4.7 3.3.3 3.3.1 3.0.2 2.7.1 2.5.6 2.4.6 2.3.3 2.2.6 2.2.5 2.1.4 1.1.11 postfix (3.4.8)
postgresql (12.1) 9.6.16 11.3 10.5 9.4.6 9.0.1 8.3.7 8.2.5 8.1.5 8.0.4 8.0.3 7.4.3 7.2.1 postgresql (12.1)
Python (3.8.0) 3.8.0 3.7.3 3.7.3 3.5.1 2.6.6 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.3.4 2.2.1 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.2) 5.13.2 5.12.3 5.11.1 5.5.1 4.6.3 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.0.4 qt (5.13.2)
samba (4.11.2) 4.11.2 4.10.4 4.6.8 4.3.3 3.3.14 3.0.34 3.0.26a 3.0.22 3.0.20b 3.0.14a 3.0.8 2.2.5 samba (4.11.2)
systemd (244) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (244)
thunderbird (68.3.0) 68.2.1 60.7.0 52.9.1 24.8.1 3.1.3 2.0.0.21 2.0.0.9 1.5.0.7 1.0.7 1.0.7 cvs -- thunderbird (68.3.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.1 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.0.9 1.0.6 0.9.8a 0.8.5 0.8.5 0.7.2 0.7.2 0.7.2 -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.13.4 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.6.1 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.2.3.2 4.2.3.2 4.2.2 4.0.6 3.8.16 xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.6 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.18.2 1.6.5 1.4.2 -- (6.9.0) (6.8.2) (6.8.2) -- -- xorg-server (1.20.6)

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Version: 8.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-11
Votes: 4


Works out of the box on my Acer eMachine and has the best performance I've seen yet on it compared to several Linux distros including Gentoo and Arch32 and even FreeBSD. Looking forward to the improvements in 9.0.


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Version: 8.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-06
Votes: 1


Amazing, flexible system!
Running 8.1_STABLE amd64 from the daily builds on a 6th generation Intel i5.
Everything is working perfectly, including wifi and pkgin has nearly everything I need.
I love the simplicity, a breath of freshness.


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Version: 8.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-26
Votes: 4


Running the 8.0_STABLE rolling-release branch.
Lightweight and versatile kiss Unix system, in my case makes a reliable router and web server; as for desktop, recommended specifically on legacy and discontinued hardware, as it shines on a Thinkpad T22 (Pentium III) and on a SunBlade 1000 (UltraSPARC III). Would get along well perfectly with my Pinebook too (including 3d-accelerated graphics) , wasn't it for the unsupported built-in SDIO wifi (issue can be overcome using a USB dongle)


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