Open source alternative: NetBSD

Monday, 14 April 2003, 12:00 PM EST

Any tech magazine is likely to contain abundant references to Linux. What you will not see too often are articles about other widely used open source operating systems.

But alternative OSes do exist, even if they do not command a great deal of media attention. One such system, NetBSD, is comparable to Linux in features but tends to be ignored by the tech press. In fact, one of the characteristics of NetBSD, according to the project's Web site, is "hype free."

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