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[20150529] Dell Networking OS 9 powered by NetBSD
I've stumbled across this somewhere on Facebook in the japanese version, but this information is available in english as well from the Dell website: ``Designed to deliver high performance in the largest and most demanding IT environments in the world, Dell Networking OS 9 has been tested and hardened to meet stringent requirements for reliability, scalability and serviceability. OS 9 supports the full portfolio of Dell Networking data center switch products and enables you to build cost-effective, end-to-end networks while reducing operational complexity.

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OS 9 leverages a distributed multiprocessor architecture that ensures reliability and delivers scalable protocols in each Dell Networking product line. Dell Networking E-Series and Z-Series route processor modules (RPMs) are designed with separate control-plane CPUs for Layer 2, Layer 3 and management functions, with distributed processing on line-card CPUs. Dell Networking C-Series RPMs and S-Series switches and routers use one control-plane CPU, with distributed processing on C-Series line cards and S-Series stack members.

The NetBSD kernel provides a stable operating system and performs efficient resource management via the HAL architecture, allowing it to deliver superior levels of concurrency, memory allocation and process scheduling. All other applications run as independent and modular processes in their own protected memory space.''

I guess this came in to dell via Force 10 Networks, which has a track record of using NetBSD.

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[20070314] Would you like NetBSD with that Dell notebook?
``Linux Learnings: We're Listening

Thanks for visiting the Dell Linux Survey webpage. Please answer the following questions to help us determine how to best prioritize our resources for this effort.''

Now there's your chance to tell them that you want NetBSD on your future Dell machines (select "Other" for "6) Which Linux distribution should Dell prioritize on?", and specify "NetBSD" :)

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