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09 2002

News: September 04, 2002 10:34:39
Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in August 2002
At the end of August 2002, there were 3104 packages in the NetBSD Packages Collection. Pkgsrc is now branched for upcoming NetBSD 1.6. The Package of the Month award goes to root-tail.

Features: September 04, 2002 19:12:48
Taking MicroBSD for a test run
MicroBSD is an OpenBSD fork that adds a variety of different security features, such as binary integrity verification, TrustedBSD ACLs and more. This article discusses the installation and tests some of the special features.

Features: September 10, 2002 14:39:26
Donating to the BSDs
Do you have a spare DEC Alpha or SGI O2 machine? This article quickly shares some notes and several links about donating to FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

Outside: September 12, 2002 21:09:07
Daemon News: NetBSD Board of Directors elected
NetBSD has a new NetBSD Foundation board. This article discusses the nomination committee, election procedures, results, and analysis.

News: September 14, 2002 00:10:40
NetBSD version 1.6 released
A major release from the 1.5 to 1.6 series, NetBSD 1.6 incorporates various new technological improvements and additions developed, integrated, and tested during the past year and a half. The last formal release of NetBSD was version 1.5.3 in July, 2002. The highly portable operating system now supports ten more hardware platforms.

Outside: September 27, 2002 10:56:36
IT World: BSD, An Enterprise OS? Well, Yes
"The one thing that network managers want is uninterrupted sleep. They don't want to get a call at 3:00 a.m. to say the system is down. That's what I get out of BSD when I use it in an enterprise."

Outside: September 28, 2002 00:43:30
ExtremeTech: The BSDs: Sophisticated, Powerful, and (Mostly) Free
The article briefly covers a wide-range of BSD topics, such as Unix history, introducing the three main BSDs, differences from Linux, and more.