Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 20:07 UTC, submitted by Valour
OpenBSD "If you're a software enthusiast who has never used OpenBSD before, you might enjoy installing it by yourself and figuring it out as you go. If, however, you're looking for a more practical approach to using OpenBSD 4.1 on a desktop or server machine, here's a quick guide to get you started in this spectacular operating system."
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I think Microsoft is doing better in this regard. If I remember correctly, the default install of Sql Server (or MSDE) used to have an SA password of blank - ripe for the picking! Fresh installs of Sql Server 2005 require a password and have network connectivity shut off until you specifically enable it. WIndows 2003 Server is also much more secure by default that 2000. However, I would still prefer a fresh install of OpenBSD.

One clarification to the article - it says OpenSSH if shutoff untill you specifically enable it. That makes it sound like you have to manually edit a file to enable it after install. The install asks if you want SSH enabled and it does it for you durng the install process (unless they have changed this in 4.1).

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