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[3]: Cool, but...
by sbenitezb on Mon 19th Oct 2009 17:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool, but..."
sbenitezb
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2005-07-22

I don't see a reason for Debian/kFreeBSD except it provides another kernel should Linus die in a car accident and their lieutenants fight to gain control of it.

What I like about the BSDs is the integration in the base system. Debian doesn't provide as much as FreeBSD in bringing a coherent system. Another thing I dislike is the tendency to bloat. You install package A and then you get packages B and C (which also depend on packages D, E, F) installed as suggestions or recommendations even if you are not going to use them. I know you can tweak that behavior, but it's annoying.

Up to date binary packages would be really nice, and pacman would make FreeBSD really rock. I know I'm not the only one asking for it...

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RE[4]: Cool, but...
by adstro on Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool, but..."
adstro Member since:
2005-10-15

I second that...

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