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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Your logic has a short-circuit in it...
by galvanash on Wed 20th Jun 2007 22:01 UTC in reply to "Security"
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...From OpenBSD's point of view, it means: no buffer overflow, no hackable software, etc. That's pretty wortheless if you host a buggy PHP website on it or badly configure your mailserver so it becomes a spamhost.

No buffer overflows and no hackable software are laudable goals, saying that things like this are worthless is extremely ignorant. And then you go on and make absolutely no point at all... If you host a buggy PHP website or a badly configured mailserver on ANYTHING you have a pretty major problem. No, OpenBSD wont save you from stupidity, no one is claiming that it will. But it just might save you from some obscure buffer-overflow someone discovers in bind or sendmail or whatever that allows someone to root your box.

And don't take me the wrong way, I'm not at all picking on Debian or FreeBSD. Your right, their security records are pretty good too. Not as good as OpenBSD, but they do have performance/software/etc advantages for certain uses and depending on your needs either may be a better choice. Use what makes sense to you, but all the reasons you have brought up are bogus.

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