Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:06 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
OpenBSD As mentioned in the release announcement: "Many people have received their 4.6 CDs in the mail by now, and we really don't want them to be without the full package repository. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.6. This is our 26th release on CD-ROM (and 27th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." I really want news like this on the front page, but sadly, the long list of improvements makes no sense to me - I don't know what's important and what isn't. If someone can provide a nice readable summary of the most important improvements, I'll include it to the item and place it on the front page. There we are.
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RE: Cool, but...
by wigry on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:29 UTC in reply to "Cool, but..."
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2008-10-09

OpenBSD is surprisingly useable as a desktop system, The ports system is a bit frightning, but always check the packages directory first before starting to compile the ports, because there is big chance that precompiled package is already available.

Just set the PKG_PATH=ftp://...
and then type pkg-add <the-package> (or was it installpkg...)

And look as all the dependencies and all gets installed. Really wonderful for a secure BSD.

PS: Well I've been using Slackware for too much that I consider automated dependency tracking a wonderful feature ;)

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