NetBSD 1.3 Release Announcement

Subject: NetBSD 1.3 has been released.
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 14:26:05 -0500
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>

We are pleased to announce the release of NetBSD 1.3.

Complete sources to NetBSD 1.3 are now available for download on one of the sites listed below. Binary releases for all supported architectures are either available for download now or will be made available within a few days.

NetBSD 1.3 supports the following architectures:

alpha, amiga, arm32, atari, hp300, i386, mac68k, pc532, pmax, sparc, sun3, sun3x, vax, x68k

What is NetBSD?
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The NetBSD Operating System is a fully functional UN*X-like system derived from the Berkeley Networking Release 2 (Net/2), 4.4BSD-Lite, and 4.4BSD-Lite2 sources. NetBSD runs on many architectures and is being ported to more.

NetBSD is freely distributable and fully source available.

NetBSD is a creation of the members of the Internet community. Without the unique cooperation and coordination the net makes possible, it's likely that this release wouldn't have come about.

The NetBSD 1.3 release is a landmark. Building upon the successful NetBSD 1.2 release, we have provided numerous and significant functional enhancements, including support for many new devices, integration of many bug fixes, new and updated kernel subsystems, and many userland enhancements. The results of these improvements is a stable operating system fit for production use that rivals most commercially available systems.

Many thanks go to the NetBSD developers for making this release possible.

Even more thanks go to the many NetBSD users who have supported NetBSD with their enthusiasm, evangelism, and contributions.


Perry Metzger

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