Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Nov 2013 17:21 UTC
OpenBSD

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.4. This is our 34th release on CD-ROM (and 35th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install.

That track record remains impressive - no matter how often I see it.

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by joekiser on Mon 4th Nov 2013 21:30 UTC
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I've been running it since Friday on my Thinkpad with full-disk encryption. It works great, everything is supported out of the box. Suspend/resume works better (faster to resume & reconnect to WiFi) than Linux. Started out with Gnome 3 since that's what I was using on Fedora and OpenBSD is the best place in *BSD land for that experience, but I ended up moving to Xfce. No problems with sound buttons or 1080p videos.

I haven't used OpenBSD since 4.9 or so. I waited until this release to switch back because of the KMS support. I had to give up DropBox, SpiderOak, Gwibber and Flash but I knew that ahead of time. Also, the Firefox version is only 22.0 and crashes often. No idea why. I would like to see an ESR version of Firefox shipped with OpenBSD (and most Linux distributions) since the support cycle for security updates seems to coincide.

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