NetBSD 6.0 RC1 Available for Testing

A lot of changes and improvements have been implemented in this version

By on September 1st, 2012 12:27 GMT

NetBSD, a free, fast, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like open source OS available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices, is now at version 6.0 RC1.

Highlights of NetBSD 6.0 RC1:

• Bugs in iscsid target handling and with large writes to ISCSI devices has been fixed;
• Some amd64 trap-handling issues have been fixed;
• Renamed wake(8) to wakeonlan(8);
• Bootstrapping the build system on some Linux distributions has been fixed;
• Postfix has been updated to version 2.8.11;
• urtw(4) and urtwn(4) wireless drivers have been added;
• Support for Intel I350 Ethernet to the wm(4) driver has been added.

A complete list of the changes can be found in the official announcement.

Download NetBSD 6.0 RC1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.

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