Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Apr 2008 22:24 UTC
OpenBSD Theo de Raadt has lifted the veil off OpenBSD 4.3. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.3. This is our 23nd release on CD-ROM (and 24rd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." Boasting as always, but when it's justified, arrogance is a virtue.
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Hm
by primelight@live.com on Wed 30th Apr 2008 22:49 UTC
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2008-03-19

Theo is so arrogant, he has two remote assholes.

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RE: Hm
by sakeniwefu on Thu 1st May 2008 01:24 in reply to "Hm"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

And you are one of them.

OpenBSD is the best UNIX-like OS I have ever tried. The documentation is awesome, you can actually get things working by reading the manual pages, the code follows style guidelines, and its developers do really believe in free software, refusing to write NDAs with hardware vendors where others pull their pants down.

The base system has a partition reserved in my Laptop. Looking forward to upgrade to 4.3.

If you don't like Theo, go swim with Puffy.

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RE[2]: Hm
by Doc Pain on Thu 1st May 2008 01:58 in reply to "RE: Hm"
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2006-10-08

I won't go into detail regarding any insults, but I'd like to comment on your following statement:

The documentation is awesome, you can actually get things working by reading the manual pages, the code follows style guidelines, [...]


This is what I really like about OpenBSD and the "three big BSDs" in general (OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD). The developers do really take the time to write excellent manpages. Everything in the OS is documented, from the system utilities, the kernel interfaces, over the usual maintenance procedures up to library calls and file formats. Nearly everything within the OS has a manpage that is really helpful and, if may say this, written with the user in mind. No "no manpage availabe", "type --help for help" or "visit the Wiki on ... for more information" or "put this and that into google and see". No - everything is available just after install. This is how it should be.

You mentioned style guidelines, too. If you read the kernel and system sources, you will notice that they are very tidy, they contain comments and well intended identifiers. So even if you're a fan of modifying the source in order to get something special working, OpenBSD is very helpful here.

I can always applaude the OpenBSD developers. Great operating system, always a joy to use.

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