Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:07 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD strives to be the most secure UNIX derivation. Design principles, such as code auditing, extensive use of encryption, and careful configuration choices, combine to ensure OpenBSD's secure by default philosophy holds true. This article gives you a close look at the operating system so secure that it was once banned for use in a DEF CON competition, where crackers go after each other's systems.
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RE: Correctness matters
by postmodern on Sun 13th Aug 2006 13:32 UTC in reply to "Correctness matters"
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2006-01-27

Sadly in their obsession towards "correctness" the rest of their system has become static. Their installer has always been a spartan CUI, the ports system is a standard BSD setup and updating the entire system is a total pain. What should be noted is that one must balance correctness (read: rigidity) with expansion (read: flexibility). It is not a binary choice, both must be paid attention to.

Now I'm not complaining about lack of eye-candy or happy GUIs to hold my hand, I'm just noting a lack of progress in logical features which benefit both the user and the administrator. That said, their security is still very impressive.

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