Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:07 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD strives to be the most secure UNIX derivation. Design principles, such as code auditing, extensive use of encryption, and careful configuration choices, combine to ensure OpenBSD's secure by default philosophy holds true. This article gives you a close look at the operating system so secure that it was once banned for use in a DEF CON competition, where crackers go after each other's systems.
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RE[4]: Correctness matters
by iangibson on Sun 13th Aug 2006 22:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Correctness matters"
iangibson
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2005-09-25

I firmly believe that the Spartan installer cuts OpenBSD's market share to about 1/10 of what it could be.

Where did you get these figures from? Out of thin air, by any chance?

OpenBSD has a specific purpose and very limited resources. The small team of coders have to strictly prioritise their work. The installer works fine, so I would think redesigning it is pretty low on their 'to do' list.

Anyone who is put off using OpenBSD because they have to read the manual first is probably not someone who should be running it anyway - even if they completed an install they wouldn't know what to do next without a wizard popping up.

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