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 Janizary on Sun 13th Aug 2006 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Correctness matters"
Janizary
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2006-03-12

I look at it significantly differently, the spartan installer as you call it, the clean and unbloated installer, is part of the reason the users of OpenBSD are not a gaggle of mindless GNUbies and Windrones filling the mailing lists with inane questions like why there isn't a forum on the website. Your magical graphical installer? People even tried making one, google for GOBIE, noone liked it and noone wanted it, it was exactly what you are asking for and noone gave a crap.

My first install took 15 minutes, including download time, it was the first Unix I ever touched, how hard is it to hit enter?

OpenBSD isn't trying to be 10 times as popular as it is now, it's doing just fine for what it's goals are. Things are done how the developers want and in no way whatsoever how users want them.

And yes, OpenBSD in it's entirity fits on a CD, if you want packages and random nonsense like X that's entirely up to you. Packages and X are not part of OpenBSD, they are provided for convenience.

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