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NetBSD 10-RC1: A Significant Update

NetBSD 10, which has been in development since late 2019, has reached the release candidate phase with the availability of NetBSD 10-RC1. This release marks a significant milestone in the development process and indicates that NetBSD 10.0 will be out in the coming months.

Over the past four years, numerous features have been added to NetBSD 10. Some of the notable additions include significant performance improvements for multi-core systems, expanded support for ARM platforms (including Apple M1 and Raspberry Pi 4), WireGuard support, automatic swap encryption, a rework of the Xen hypervisor support, a new driver for Intel 10/25/40 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, support for Realtek 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, and various hardware driver improvements to enable compatibility with newer components.

For more detailed information on the changes and improvements in NetBSD 10, interested individuals can refer to the beta announcement. In summary, NetBSD 10 offers a plethora of improvements and expanded hardware support, making it an appealing choice for users.

One of the notable aspects of NetBSD is its ability to support multiple CPU architectures, making it a unique option among operating systems. Those interested in testing NetBSD 10-RC1 can find the release candidate images on the official NetBSD website.

Source: Phoronix.