Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Sep 2006 21:03 UTC, submitted by Jason Dixon
OpenBSD Pre-orders for OpenBSD 4.0 are now available in the online store. Five architectures on three CDs in a soft-shell DVD case. Check out the highlights of OpenBSD 4.0. This new release adds support for many wireless chipsets, as well as support for the UltraSPARC III, and much, much more.
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Fast driver development
by miscz on Wed 20th Sep 2006 21:40 UTC
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It's nice to see that OpenBSD 4.0 supports some hardware that I was hoping to get in 2.6.18 Linux kernel. I thought VIA 8237A chipset will get into today's release. It's 5 lines of code that make existing drivers identify new piece of hardware and this patch was in -mm for 2 months already. I'm seriously disappointed.
Because I'm considering migration to BSD (probably FreeBSD) I must ask about one thing. What's the state of sound support in BSDs? I'm most worried about sound because my Audigy SE is barely working with ALSA (no input recording, no midi hardware synth :/).

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