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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by nsrbrake on Thu 21st Sep 2006 04:49 UTC
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2006-08-17

had OpenBSD installed on it one day and I've just upgraded along the way. OpenBSD is rock solid, and good hardware helps. I use Ubuntu on my desktops and laptops, but OpenBSD on servers where ever it makes sense, and I'm allowed.

I met Theo at a BSD can in Ottawa, ON, Canada a couple of years back, and even though I had not even a message on the OpenBSD mailing lists, forget about a patch submitted, he was very happy to chat with me and pose for an obligatory photo. Back then he gave a talk on NX (no execute) support that he had pushed for in new model x86 CPUs. Theo and OpenBSD have made such significant contributions to Open Source and computing in general that it really amazes me it isn't more popular. (I am secretly happy about this as I love the base system and server focus over the desktop. Stability gives me warm fuzzies inside.) OpenBSD fills some very important cracks in the computing industry and we should support their efforts, as we all benefit from their work.

I've heard and read lots of stuff about Theo, but meeting him in person was infinitely better. I argue that OpenBSD is kinda like that, looks rough and intimidating at first, but is a pleasure to work with as well as being very stable and dedicated to doing things right. Remember work isn't always fun, but it helps when it's productive and the end goal is of course to move ahead.

I've bought install cds myself (for display purposes and stickers), and try to advocate donations from companies. I don't think I have ever actually used an install cd I bought. heh

Thank you Theo and OpenBSD!

PS I've not written any mailing list because the documentation and mailing list archives have always held the answers for me pertaining to the OpenBSD system. Maybe I'm lucky, maybe it's the documentation...

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