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[20081208] Call for articles - and some from FreeX 1/2009
NetBSD's articles page is always a good place to mention articles where NetBSD is mentioned in print news, including technical articles and introductory texts. Feel free to let www@ know about any articles that you find (in whatever language).

For today, there are a few German language articles in the 1/2009 issue of the german FreeX magazine:

  • Not every software major release has a noteworthy list of features. This is different for the NetBSD 5 release - not only does it include a number of security-relevant changes, but there are substantial changes in the kernel. Read more in Markus Illenseer's article.

  • File systems in user space promise to connect kernel and applications, and the boundaries between data, files and file systems start to vanish. NetBSD offers an implementation for file systems in user space since 2005, and in the mean time it has reched full source code compatibility to the FUSE standard. The article also contains an interview with Alistair Crooks, developer of NetBSD's user space-based iSCSI implementation. Read more in Ulrich Habel's article.

  • Not a full article, but a useful entry from the "Tips & Tricks" section, there's one on quick creation of a chroot using mksandbox from NetBSD's new bulk build framework.


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[20080819] (German language) guide on installing a CF-card and NetBSD on your EeePC
Issue 5/2008 of the German FreeX magazine has an article by Ulrich Habel titled "Festspeicher statt Festplatte" ("hard storage instead of hard disk"). It illustrates how to replace your EeePC's 1.8" harddisk with a CF-card adapter, and install NetBSD on it.

BTW, FreeX is always looking for (german language) authors, too!

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[20080218] Lehmanns NetBSD 4.0 CD-ROM Set and FreeX article on installing NetBSD 4.0
The german online bookshop Lehmanns has published a NetBSD 4.0 CD-ROM set. The set contains four CDs:
  1. Installation sets and precompiled binary packages for NetBSD/i386
  2. Installation sets for amd64, macppc, sparc and sparc64
  3. Installation sets for amiga, alpha, atari, mac68k, netxt68k and sun3
  4. Sources
Those who need help installing NetBSD 4.0 can find a german-language article on installing NetBSD 4.0 in the 2/2008 issue of the FreeX magazine. The article's also online as PDF. Enjoy! The print issue of the magazine also comes with a copy of NetBSD 4.0 for i386 and amd64 plus 1.200 precompiled binary packages on DVD.

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[20060206] Updating the "NetBSD Articles" list
The german "freeX" magazine covers a lot of technical topics on Open Source and NetBSD. I've updated list of Articles about NetBSD to contain pointers to the articles from the last three issues: See the homepage of the freeX publisher, C&L, for more information, including the most recent issues as well as ordering previous issues and subscriptions.

P.S.: If you spot any articles about NetBSD in the wild, please drop a note to www@NetBSD.org to put it on the articles page!

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[20040901] NetBSD 2.0(beta) Live! CD with FreeX 5/04
The 5/2004 issue of the german computer mag "FreeX" includes a bootable Live CD based on NetBSD 2.0(beta) that boots right into KDE and contains a number of neat tools like KDE 3.2.2, KOffice, Gimp, Sodipodi etc. FreeX also has a (german language) article about the CD online.

I've used the CD, and it's really useful - includes lots of nice drivers from the upcoming NetBSD 2.0 release, including Atheros drivers which I used for performance and interoperability tests with 54/108MBd WaveLAN tests at the University of Regensburg's Computing Center.

Issue 5/2004 of FreeX, which includes the Live CD, can be ordered online!

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