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[20090430] NetBSD 5.0: Overview and Benchmarks
Andrew Doran has made an overview of NetBSD 5.0, available as HTML and PDF, which includes a general description of what NetBSD is, what's new in 5.0 and what is important for users of workstations, servers and embedded apps as well as for developers and hobbyists. Besires the lists of features, the most interesting part is a number of benchmarks that show that NetBSD can compare well to FreeBSD and Linux (by usually beating them 8-). A list of possible features for NetBSD 6.0 concludes.

Some details on the benchmarks:

  • hackbench IRC server simulation:

  • sysbench: MySQL OLTP simluation:

  • Compile benchmark:

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