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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Since VirtualBox uses NAT redirection for the virtual network, your system's security would depend on VirtualBox being secure, not just OpenBSD. Also, OpenBSD does not run well on VirtualBox.

This may be a good idea in theory, but in practice I think it would just be a pita. There are much better ways to safely browse the web.

VirtualBox supports a range of network types - NAT being just one of them.

Personally I prefer the 'host interface' setting as I can then get my DHCP server to assign an IP number to the virtual machine in exactly the same way as any other physical machine would.

I agree that there are easier ways to secure a desktop though

Edited 2009-10-19 14:22 UTC

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