Linked by Tony Bourke on Thu 29th Apr 2004 19:08 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD is a name synonymous with security, having earned the respect and adoration of security-concious sysadmins everywhere. OpenBSD is used in data centers all over the world, is the basis for several security products (from OpenBSD's site), and is even the basis for Microsoft's Services For Unix.
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I run OpenBSD on a Sparc
by Christopher X on Fri 30th Apr 2004 03:49 UTC

Its a SparcStation 5 I believe, the fastest model they make - the 170 mhz. Great damn box, snappy and solid as a rock. However, the OpenBSD folks seem to be against the idea of you compiling a custom kernel. I can understand not supporting a custom config, but is OpenBSD that fragile that doing a custom kernel can through the whole thing off? I'm /not/ trying to troll, it just seems strange to me. I've compiled kernels in FreeBSD and Linux before without a problem. Well all that aside, I've long liked how clean OpenBSD feels and I even like the install method - its all text based but its straight to the point and very verbal about whats gonna happen. Great stuff! Looking forward to upgrading to 3.5!