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"Net BSD is a Unix-like open source operating system, which is free, fast, secure and highly compact. It is the version of Unix developed at University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Software Distribution = BSD). It basically springs from 4.3BSD Lite Operating System. Its availability is from 64-bit x86 server and PC desktop systems to entrenched ARM and MIPS based devices. The adept architecture and the productive benefits make it outstanding in production and research environment. It is completely user friendly. Through the NetBSD packages collection, pkgsrc many applications are easily available.

Key Features of NetBSD are listed below:

NetBSD is very portable and operates a wide range of hardware platform.

- Machine independent driver framework

- OS emulation

- USB (Universal serial bus)

- Other device support

- The UVM virtual memory system

- Non-executable stack and heap

- Kernel authorization framework (kauth)

- Research and Innovation

- Secure defaults

- Kernel debugging

- Adherence to industry standards

- The package system (applications)

- Code quality and correctness

- Smooth portability to a extensive range of hardware

- Cardbus

- Wscons machine independent console

- 64-bit clean

- Machine independent audio framework

The BSD division influences the Unix-like operating systems, to which it has provided many devices, concepts and improvements which are now definitive: the C shell, reliable signals, the vi editor, job control, the Berkeley fast file system, memory and TCP/IP, support for virtual are some of them. The custom of research and development of current time get through in BSD systems in NetBSD. NetBSD is an open source operating system and available for free download and its mirrors.


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