polyBSD 0.1


polyBSD is a "multi"-purpose (hence "poly") framework for building embedded systems based on NetBSD. Of the three major *BSD flavo
Developer:   Bandit
      more software by author →
Price:  0.00
License:   BSD License
File size:   32535K
Language:   
OS:   
Rating:   0 /5 (0 votes)
Your vote:  
enlarge screenshot


polyBSD is a "multi"-purpose (hence "poly") framework for building embedded systems based on NetBSD.

Of the three major *BSD flavors, FreeBSD and OpenBSD are often in the spotlight.
FreeBSD is touted for its stability, while OpenBSD usually claims the title of
the most secure operatin system available.

However, the third flavor (NetBSD) is what many consider to be the unsung hero - it has features that rival those of both FreeBSD and OpenBSD however is not often seen in the news. NetBSD has arguably the cleanest code base of all open source operating systems this fact has unforseen effect on its overall features. The reason for
NetBSD's clean code is the its stated goal to run on as many hardware architecture
as possible. In order to do that, the team behind NetBSD has been forced to write
code that is portable and easy to debug.

Portable code is achieved by using mostly libraries and functions that are likely to compile and run well on most platforms. In addition, in order to be able to reliably port the code to over 40 different architecture, the code has to be well written so that a large group of people can look at and understand it well so they can modify it easily and port it to a new architecture. But how does that translate into stability and security touted by FreeBSD and OpenBSD respectively. Well, clean code usually translates directly into stability - one can't expect a messy code to perform well or be easy to debug.

Clean code also leads to improved security - security bugs are easy to spot and
correct. Also the portability of the code ensures that only standard libraries
and functions are used. However, those standard libarries and functions are the
ones that have been around longer, which means they have been well tested and are
likely to contain the fewest number of security bugs.

The one feature that FreeBSD had long been able to claim exclusively is that in
terms of performance it blows all other *BSD flavors out of the water when it
comes to the i386 architecture.

However, this crown was recently captured by NetBSD thanks to an extensive performance benchmarking, the results of which are referenced on the section "NetBSD tools" on this site. So to sum it all up, NetBSD is no longer simply the portability prodigy on the block. It is a fast, rock-solid and secure operating system that can successfully meet the demands of the modern enterprise. That's the reason for it being used by the people behind this project to build some tools that will hopefully be useful.
tags the code  clean code  and openbsd  freebsd and  and functions  into stability  security bugs  functions are  have been  the portability  libraries and  netbsd has  the reason  

Download polyBSD 0.1


 http://www.tdisecurity.com/iso/polyBSD-0.1.img.gz


Authors software

polyBSD 0.1 (by Bandit)
polyBSD is a "multi"-purpose (hence "poly") framework for building embedded systems based on NetBSD.

Of the three major *BSD flavo

pocketSAN 0.1 (by Bandit)


Similar software

polyBSD 0.1 (by Bandit)
polyBSD is a "multi"-purpose (hence "poly") framework for building embedded systems based on NetBSD.

Of the three major *BSD flavo

NetBSD 3.1 (by The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.)
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit Optero

Create CVSup 0.1.6 (by Nikolay Kalev)

oidentd 2.0.7 (by Ryan McCabe)
oidentd is an RFC 1413 compliant ident daemon which runs on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Darwin, OpenBSD, and Solaris.

It can handle IP

libusb 0.1.12 (by Johannes Erdfelt)
libusb is a library to provide userspace access to USB devices

UDFclient 0.5.4.1 (by Reinoud Zandijk)
UDFclient project is a userland implementation of the UDF filingsystem as defined by the OSTA group

NetBSD LiveCD 2007 (by The NetBSD Foundation)
NetBSD LiveCD is a bootable ISO image contains NetBSD 3.99.7 and allows you to boot NetBSD/i386 -current without having to install to

oksh 0.2 (by oksh Team)
oksh project is a port of OpenBSD's version of ksh for Linux.

The OpenBSD people have cleaned up and enhanced PD ksh with gre

File 4.19 (by Christos Zoulas)
File is the open source implementation of the file command used on almost every free operating system (OpenBSD, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBS

Mixer.app 1.8.0 (by Per Liden)
Mixer.app is a mixer application for Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD systems and is designed to be docked in WindowMaker.

This applic


Other software in this category

Mediainlinux 4 RC5 (by Marco Ghirlanda)
Mediainlinux is a complete Linux distribution targeted at multimedia production, wich consist in a live cd (knoppix derived) containi

LinuxConsole 0.4.5.1 (by yledoare)
LinuxConsole can be started from CD/DVD, Hard disk, floppy disk, USB disk, or network card (PXE).

The 'console' word doesn't mean

Prex 0.4.1 (by Kohsuke Ohtani)
The Prex project is an open source initiative to provide a portable real-time operating system for embedded systems.

This project

Linux on iPod (by Bernard Leach)
So far, we have successfully ported a customized uClinux (http://www.uclinux.org) kernel to the iPod, and written a simple user inter

EyeOS 0.9.3-4 (by eyeOS Team)
eyeOS is a free, cross-platform Personal Content Manager System based upon the style of a

    search


Featured Software

jEdit 4.3 pre8
jEdit is an Open Source text editor written in Java

Opera 9.02
Surf the Internet in a safer, faster, and easier way with Opera browser

GNU Aspell 0.60.4
GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell


Subscribe in Rojo
Google Reader
Add to My Yahoo!

Add to My AOL
Subscribe with Bloglines
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add 'nixbit linux software' to Newsburst from CNET News.com
del.icio.us nixbit linux software


Top tags