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1.2       jruoho      3: # This is a test page.
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                      5: The conventions used for markup transitions:
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1.5     ! jruoho      7: * <chap> -> ##
        !             8: * <para> -> #
        !             9: * &os; -> NetBSD
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                     11: Problems:
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                     13: * All documents must be HTML ready (the eternal <, >, &, etc.).
1.5     ! jruoho     14: * There seems to be no easy way to define custom macros.
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1.3       jruoho     16: # Part I. About NetBSD
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1.5     ! jruoho     18: [[!toc]]
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1.4       jruoho     20: ## What is NetBSD?
                     21: 
                     22: NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source
                     23: operating system.  It is available for many platforms, from 64-bit x86 servers
                     24: and PC desktop systems to embedded ARM and MIPS based devices. Its clean design
                     25: and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research
                     26: environments, and it is user-supported with complete source.  Many applications
                     27: are easily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection.
1.2       jruoho     28: 
1.3       jruoho     29: ### The story of NetBSD
1.4       jruoho     30: 
                     31: The first version of NetBSD (0.8) dates back to 1993 and springs from the
                     32: 4.3BSD Lite operating system, a version of Unix developed at the University
                     33: of California, Berkeley (BSD = Berkeley Software Distribution), and from the
                     34: 386BSD system, the first BSD port to the Intel 386 CPU.  In the following
                     35: years, modifications from the 4.4BSD Lite release (the last release from the
                     36: Berkeley group) were integrated into the system. The BSD branch of Unix has
                     37: had a great importance and influence on the history of Unix-like operating
                     38: systems, to which it has contributed many tools, ideas and improvements
                     39: which are now standard: the vi editor, the C shell, job control, the
                     40: Berkeley fast file system, reliable signals, support for virtual memory and
                     41: TCP/IP, just to name a few.  This tradition of research and development
                     42: survives today in the BSD systems and, in particular, in NetBSD.
                     43: 
1.3       jruoho     44: ### NetBSD features
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                     46: NetBSD operates on a vast range of hardware platforms and is very portable.
                     47: The full source to the NetBSD kernel and userland is available for all the
                     48: supported platforms; please see the details on the official site of the
                     49: [NetBSD Project](http://www.NetBSD.org/ "NetBSD").
                     50: 
1.5     ! jruoho     51: The basic features of NetBSD are:
        !            52: 
        !            53:     <itemizedlist>
        !            54:       <listitem>
        !            55:         <para>Code quality and correctness</para>
        !            56:       </listitem>
        !            57: 
        !            58:       <listitem>
        !            59:         <para>Portability to a wide range of hardware</para>
        !            60:       </listitem>
        !            61: 
        !            62:       <listitem>
        !            63:         <para>Secure defaults</para>
        !            64:       </listitem>
        !            65: 
        !            66:       <listitem>
        !            67:         <para>Adherence to industry standards</para>
        !            68:       </listitem>
        !            69: 
        !            70:       <listitem>
        !            71:         <para>Research and innovation</para>
        !            72:       </listitem>
        !            73:     </itemizedlist>
        !            74: 
        !            75:     <para>These characteristics bring also indirect advantages.
        !            76:       For example, if you work on just one platform you could think that
        !            77:       you're not interested in portability.
        !            78:       But portability is tied to code quality; without a well written and
        !            79:       well organized code base it would be impossible to support a large
        !            80:       number of platforms.
        !            81:       And code quality is the base of any good and solid software system,
        !            82:       though surprisingly few people seem to understand it.</para>
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1.3       jruoho     85: ### Supported platforms
                     86: ### NetBSD's target users
                     87: ### Applications for NetBSD
                     88: ### How to get NetBSD

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