Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
OpenBSD As mentioned in the release announcement: "Many people have received their 4.6 CDs in the mail by now, and we really don't want them to be without the full package repository. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.6. This is our 26th release on CD-ROM (and 27th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." I really want news like this on the front page, but sadly, the long list of improvements makes no sense to me - I don't know what's important and what isn't. If someone can provide a nice readable summary of the most important improvements, I'll include it to the item and place it on the front page. There we are.
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But when you look at what the Linux distros add in 6 months the list is pretty pathetic (IMNSHO).


OpenBSD doesn't focus on adding as many new features as possible. It is a system written by developers, for developers. They include features they need and spend a lot of effort on code quality and security.

If you consider how small the OpenBSD development team is, as well as the amount of time spent on quality and security, the new features in OpenBSD 4.6 are not "pathetic."

The Linux community uses a number of tools that the OpenBSD team develops. You should have a little more respect for the hard work of these developers.

No one is forcing or begging you to use OpenBSD. If it doesn't offer what you want in an operating system, don't use it.

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