Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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RE[4]: OpenBSD
by Soulbender on Fri 27th Oct 2006 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: OpenBSD"
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"The reason OpenBSD is so secure is because virtually every package that goes into OpenBSD is heavily scrutinized,"

This is not entirely true. All code that goes into the base system is scrutinized, yes, but this is not true for the packages/ports. There's simply not enough manpower to audit gigantic packages like GNOME, OpenOffice and KDE completely. This means that ports are generally not as well audited as the base system.

"OpenBSD is designed to be a solid stable and socure server os and nothing more."
While OpenBSD is a very solid and secure server OS it's not the primary goal of the project:
http://openbsd.org/goals.html
For example, with PF, OpenOSPFD and OpenBGPD it makes for an awesome router.

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