Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:04 UTC
OpenBSD The OpenBSD team has released OpenBSD 4.4. "As in our previous releases, 4.4 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system." Information on how you can obtain OpenBSD can be found on the OpenBSD website.
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RE: Another great release
by dizzey on Sat 1st Nov 2008 14:11 UTC in reply to "Another great release"
dizzey
Member since:
2005-10-15

I do think that you answered your own question.
"even how simple it is get the source for X and build it"

That may be one of the bigger resons why it is not king.

Having it simpel means that you should not need to build all your common applications

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RE[2]: Another great release
by darknexus on Sat 1st Nov 2008 14:30 in reply to "RE: Another great release"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You don't *have* to build it. It's just very simple if you wish to do so either to apply your own patches or enable different build options. Keep in mind that simplicity is a relative term--I, for example, don't find Windows Vista simple at all, but rather needlessly layered and complicated. I find OpenBSD, and all of the BSDs for that matter, to be very consistent and concise without a lot of hand-holding or cruft. They let me do what *I* need to do and stay the heck out of my way the rest of the time, something that OS X thankfully inherited from its BSD roots as well. Wish I could say the same for most of the so-called "simple" Linux distros out there today, so far Slackware and Arch are the only ones I've found that stay out of the way.

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RE[2]: Another great release
by johkra on Sat 1st Nov 2008 14:34 in reply to "RE: Another great release"
johkra Member since:
2007-09-12

Actually you don't have to build X (xenocara is on the install CD) and most packages are available pre-built, too.

But setting up everything needs more user intervention and knowledge (both the partition and the disklabel editor are *not* user friendly) and it's just not an out-of-the-box experience as many got to expect from their OS.

That being said, I've just finished the installation, went back to Linux to transfer the wireless firmware and will now test WPA support.

I've tried to switch since 4.1, but there was always a problem (wireless, printer drivers, screen resolution,...) holding me back to my Arch install...

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RE[3]: Another great release
by 0brad0 on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 00:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Another great release"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


But setting up everything needs more user intervention and knowledge (both the partition and the disklabel editor are *not* user friendly) and it's just not an out-of-the-box experience as many got to expect from their OS.


It is not an OS designed for the clueless unwashed masses. We're not trying to please everyone, unlike Linux based OS's that are a pile of garbage.

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