In many houses, you will find The Computer set upon a golden pedestal: it gets a special ``computer table'' all to itself, as if a generic flat surface were just not good enough. There is a gigantic screen, wires and papers and CD sleeves everywhere. It is revered, and it is feared. With NetBSD, you have access to an environment that is not so fussy as to demand this absurd level of attention. Instead of cleaning up messes and dousing fires in all your free time, you can actually begin to get something done, and if it's just using the machine with a serial console as a bedside terminal.
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