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Still testing.


# This is a test page.

The conventions used for markup transitions:

* <chap>	##
* <para>	#
* &os;		NetBSD

Problems:

* All documents must be HTML ready (the eternal <, >, &, etc.).
* There seems to be no way to define custom macros.
* Apparently there is [there is no way to build a table of contents
  automatically](http://www.mail-archive.com/markdown-discuss@six.pairlist.net/msg01550.html "").  But there are likely automatic tools for this.

# Part I. About NetBSD

## What is NetBSD?

NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source
operating system.  It is available for many platforms, from 64-bit x86 servers
and PC desktop systems to embedded ARM and MIPS based devices. Its clean design
and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research
environments, and it is user-supported with complete source.  Many applications
are easily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection.

### The story of NetBSD

The first version of NetBSD (0.8) dates back to 1993 and springs from the
4.3BSD Lite operating system, a version of Unix developed at the University
of California, Berkeley (BSD = Berkeley Software Distribution), and from the
386BSD system, the first BSD port to the Intel 386 CPU.  In the following
years, modifications from the 4.4BSD Lite release (the last release from the
Berkeley group) were integrated into the system. The BSD branch of Unix has
had a great importance and influence on the history of Unix-like operating
systems, to which it has contributed many tools, ideas and improvements
which are now standard: the vi editor, the C shell, job control, the
Berkeley fast file system, reliable signals, support for virtual memory and
TCP/IP, just to name a few.  This tradition of research and development
survives today in the BSD systems and, in particular, in NetBSD.

### NetBSD features

NetBSD operates on a vast range of hardware platforms and is very portable.
The full source to the NetBSD kernel and userland is available for all the
supported platforms; please see the details on the official site of the
[NetBSD Project](http://www.NetBSD.org/ "NetBSD").

### Supported platforms
### NetBSD's target users
### Applications for NetBSD
### How to get NetBSD

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