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14 March 2011, 09:58

NetBSD now available on Amazon EC2

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NetBSD logoi The NetBSD developers have announced that the NetBSD operating system is now available as an image for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). NetBSD joins Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server, OpenSolaris, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, SUSE Linux, Debian and Amazon's own Linux in the list of operating systems that work on the pay-for-use cloud.

A quick start guide to installing a NetBSD instance on EC2 is available along with other documentation on the project's wiki. The developers noted that as Amazon had opened up it's Xen virtualisation based architecture to third party operating systems and "that NetBSD has had strong Xen support since the early days, it was a natural step to make NetBSD run under EC2".

The most recent version of NetBSD is version 5.1 released in November 2010.


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