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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RE[2]: Cool, but...
by sbenitezb on Mon 19th Oct 2009 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Cool, but..."
sbenitezb
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Of course you can use OpenBSD for desktop, but sometimes you'll get the feeling of "Linux (over) ten years ago".


And why is that exactly bad? I still remember using Linux 10 years ago and how things were amazing and less bloated/shiny.

IMHO Linux is much better for the desktop than any of the xBSD systems, and if you need "something Unix-like" for your desktop - you'll be much more pleased with Linux.


Actually Linux is less *nix like than the BSDs. Consider all things added to Linux that set it apart from the *nix tradition and some new stuff that makes it incompatible with the BSDs.

Why do you want to switch, anyway? You can always choose "less bloated" distro, like Slackware or Gobo - keeping all Linux' advantages: many drivers, many different filesystems available to choose from, full internationalization, etc. etc.


Many drivers are useful only if you have exotic hardware and you need those drivers. Having many filesystems doesn't mean you get a good filesystem, just lots of limited/mediocre/obsolete ones. From the available selection, you would probably pick ext4. In the future you might picl btrfs, but that's it. For desktop at least.

In the end, he will choose whatever OS fits the bill. He doesn't need to use just 1. I use both Arch and FreeBSD, as I like them both.

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