Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Nov 2007 22:51 UTC, submitted by Earin
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.2 has been released. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.2. This is our 22nd release on CD-ROM (and 23rd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." Update: A what's new article at ONLamp.
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RE[3]: How?
by beowuff on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: How?"
beowuff
Member since:
2006-07-26

If you look here:
http://openbsd.org/faq/faq1.html#Included
You will see that almost everything you mentioned IS included in a default install...
"...mail server.." - sendmail
"..a web server.." - Apache 1.3
"..a rescue system.." - Boot from CD and select Shell
"..a development system.." - Comes with a C and Perl compiler
"..all pourposes.. ..desktop workstation.." No such thing anywhere, though it does come with a web browser and X.

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RE[4]: How?
by Doc Pain on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 03:42 in reply to "RE[3]: How?"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"You will see that almost everything you mentioned IS included in a default install..."

I see, thank you for this advice. The default install makes OpenBSD a good server for basic server functionalities (FTP, web, mail) and a development system, as long as you stick with the basic editor, but the compiler collection and the debugger are provided. For other uses (desktop environment, media player, gaming etc.), additional software needs to be installed.

Regarding the "all purposes one size fits all" approach:

"No such thing anywhere, though it does come with a web browser and X."

Most famous Linux distributions try to reach this goal, meaning the default install contains a lot of software. A similar approach can be seen in PC-BSD. The downside: Sometimes much disk space is wasted for software you never use... but hard disks are big enough today. :-)

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