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NetBSD 2.0 was released on December 9, 2004. NetBSD is widely known as the most portable operating system in the world. It currently supports fifty four different system architectures, all from a single source tree, and is always being ported to more. NetBSD 2.0 continues our long tradition with major improvements in file system and memory management performance, major security enhancements, and support for many new platforms and peripherals.

The addition of a native threads implementation for all platforms and symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) on i386 and other popular platforms were long-standing goals for NetBSD 2.0. Both of these goals have now been metSMP support has been added for i386, SPARC, and PowerPC, the SMP support on Alpha and VAX has been improved, and the new port to the 64-bit AMD/Opteron also supports SMP.

(Adapted from NetBSD 2.0 Release announcement.)

There are single platform ISOs available from any mirror, including ftp.iastate.edu/pub/NetBSD/iso.

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Last modified: 12/28/2004
Maintained by: Tracy J. Di Marco White <gendalia@iastate.edu>