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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If OpenBSD is more secure than most OS, then maybe it would make sense to run it inside VirtualBox, and only access internet via OpenBSD? Then a hacker has to break through OpenBSD and then also the underlying OS?

Or is this pointless? What do you say?

Since VirtualBox uses NAT redirection for the virtual network, your system's security would depend on VirtualBox being secure, not just OpenBSD. Also, OpenBSD does not run well on VirtualBox.

This may be a good idea in theory, but in practice I think it would just be a pita. There are much better ways to safely browse the web.

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