NetBSD and QIC02
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Sat Mar 25 15:12:59 CST 2006
Many thanks to whomever suggested NetBSD for my QIC02 support problem.
I've been a long time user of Linux--my last contact with BSD was back in
the 80's on a VAX--I think it was 4.2BSD.
The last few years, the rot in Linux has been getting to me. It seems that
every time I want to do something a little off the beaten path, it's a
matter of Googling for "who else has this problem?" and finding patches and
putting up with careless distros. And endless bloat implementing things
that I didn't even dream that anyone could want.
NetBSD (I installed 2.1 to be safe) is the way I remember Unix--no-nonsense
and no-frills. The kernel compiled with what I wanted on the first try. I
haven't installed KDE yet, but it looks to be pretty straightforward.
The surprise is how well NetBSD functions on a lowly Pentium 166.
Compiling the kernel is a matter of saying "make" just before you go to
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