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Of Course! NetBSD 5.1.2 Released Today

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NetBSD 5.1.2 was released today.

Supporting an overwhelmingly impressive plethora of architectures, NetBSD continues its legacy in remaining the UNIX Operating system that is supported on more hardware platforms than any other Operating system - bar none...

Other notable Operating systems, include FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Solaris and Linux in the large family of Unices that have been powering data centers and the Internet for decades; but only NetBSD runs on virtually every type of machine one can think of.

Today's announcement by Soren Jacobsen and the NetBSD team offers the validation that non-Linux Operating systems are still very much alive and prolific in their reach, scope, and ability to "serve".

This particular release has been dedicated to the memory of Yoshihiro Masuda, who tirelessly championed NetBSD and the proliferation of UNIX through articles and his several publications over the years. He will be missed, and fondly remembered in the annals of computing.

NetBSD 5.1.2 is available via download, for free, from a large worldwide list of NetBSD mirrors and boasts CD images for 53 different processor architectures.

All software included with NetBSD is royalty free and is released under non-restrictive licenses.

And of course, it runs on just about anything you can think of. Really.

The current release is a security and bug-fix rollup relative to the 5.1 release of NetBSD (There was no announcement for the 5.1.1 release of NetBSD). What this really means however, is that third party software with vulnerabilities and security issues has been rolled up into the latest CD images.

Software such as BIND, OpenSSH, OpenSSL, Postfix DHCPD, and DHclient, along with a few kernel improvements are included in this latest release.

The complete list of architectures, patches, updates, and list of download mirrors can be found in the official NetBSD Announcement at: http://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-5/NetBSD-5.1.2.html

Of course!