Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2007 18:12 UTC, submitted by openwookie
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.1 has been released. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.1. This is our 21st release on CD-ROM (and 22nd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of ten years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 4.1 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system."
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OpenBSD isn't for Desktop
by Arabian on Wed 2nd May 2007 07:18 UTC
Arabian
Member since:
2007-01-23

If you need a great desktop ready and easy to install go for PC-BSD which is based on FreeBSD and uses KDE as the backend.

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RE: OpenBSD isn't for Desktop
by happycamper on Wed 2nd May 2007 08:20 in reply to "OpenBSD isn't for Desktop"
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

"OpenBSD isn't for Desktop"

I'm currently using OpenBSD on the desktop.

from OpenBSD faq site:

1.10 - Can I use OpenBSD as a desktop system?
This question is often asked in exactly this manner -- with no explanation of what the asker means by "desktop". The only person who can answer that question is you, as it depends on what your needs and expectations are.

While OpenBSD has a great reputation as a "server" operating system, it can be and is used on the desktop. Many "desktop" applications are available through packages and ports. As with all operating system decisions, the question is: can it do the job you desire in the way you wish? You must answer this question for yourself.

It might be worth noting that a large amount of OpenBSD development is done on laptops.

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq1.html#Desktop

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Good answere from obsd regarding the desktop.But it would be nice if there would be a tutorial how to setup xorg,gdm and stuff.Mostly i fetched the ports from one of the ftp servers did a make install from the particular package directory but often i got an error message.

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