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I am pleased to announce the availability of release 1.0 of the NetBSD
operating system, a freely available and redistributable BSD system that
runs on a variety of hardware platforms.  NetBSD 1.0 is based on 4.4BSD
Lite and Berkeley Networking Release 2 sources.  It includes support for
shared libraries on most architectures, the enhanced Berkeley Fast File
System (which supports 64-bit file sizes and clustering), rock-solid
networking code, and a fair amount of binary compatibility with other
operating systems.  A list of significant changes since the last release is
present in the "CHANGES" file in the distribution.  The list is far too
long to include here.

Release 1.0 of the NetBSD operating system is distributed with complete
source code and is available from the distribution sites listed at the
bottom of this message.  At this time, binary releases for the following
architectures are available:
        Amigas
        i386-family PCs
        some m68k-based Macintoshes
        PC532
        SPARCstation (sun4c) -class machines

In addition, a binary release is expected, but not yet ready, for the
HP9000/300 family of workstations.  Though the NetBSD 1.0 source tree
includes support for DECstations, some Sun 3 models, and some VAXen, those
ports are not far enough along to merit a complete binary distribution.

Within the next few days, installation and release notes for each of the
ports mentioned above will be posted to the appropriate mailing lists
and/or newsgroups for those ports.  If those notes don't answer any
questions you might have about NetBSD, you should probably subscribe to one
of more of the NetBSD mailing lists, and ask there.  For information on
what lists are available and how to subscribe, mail majordomo@NetBSD.ORG
with an empty message body.

Enjoy!

Chris Demetriou
The NetBSD Project
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NetBSD Mirror Site List

The following sites mirror the NetBSD 1.0.  Those marked with "[*]"
are also known to mirror NetBSD-current.

Host name               Services Provided
---- ----               -------- --------
ftp.iastate.edu         Anonymous FTP, AFS [*]

        Anon-FTP path: pub/netbsd/NetBSD-1.0
        AFS path: /afs/iastate.edu/public/ftp/pub/netbsd/NetBSD-1.0

ftp.eecs.umich.edu      Anonymous FTP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: BSD/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

gatekeeper.dec.com      Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/BSD/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

wipux2.wifo.uni-mannheim.de     Anonymous FTP, SUP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0
        SUP: get the file pub/misc/sup/supfile.example via
                anonymous FTP, and read it as an example.

NetBSD.rmit.edu.au      Anonymous FTP, SUP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0
        SUP: get the file /README.sup via anonymous FTP, and
                read it for information.

ftp.demon.co.uk         Anonymous FTP, possibly SUP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: pub/BSD/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0
        SUP: contact peter@demon.net for SUP server status/information

ftp.ibp.fr              Anonymous FTP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD

ftp.uni-regensburg.de   Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

ftp.unit.no             Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

ftp.stacken.kth.se      Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/OS/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

flick.lerc.nasa.gov     Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

coombs.anu.edu.au       Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

ftp.funet.fi            Anonymous FTP

        Anon-FTP path: pub/unix/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

col.hp.com              Anonymous FTP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: mirrors/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0

ftp.netbsd.org          Anonymous FTP, SUP [*]

        Anon-FTP path: pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0
        SUP: get the file pub/sup/README.sup via anonymous FTP from
                ftp.netbsd.org, and read it for instructions.

If you wish to become a distribution site for NetBSD, contact Chris
Demetriou <cgd@NetBSD.ORG>.