Linked by foldingstock on Wed 19th May 2010 22:28 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.7 is the newest installment in the proactively secure UNIX-like operating system. With 4.7 comes a range of new features including support for the Loongson 2E and 2F MIPS-compatible processors. See the release page for a complete list of new features.
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by dayalsoap on Thu 20th May 2010 06:23 UTC
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before i try it, i want to see some screenshots

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RE: screenshots
by sakeniwefu on Thu 20th May 2010 07:21 in reply to "screenshots"
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OpenBSD 4.7 on qemu-kvm:



EDIT: One day they will fix links.

Edited 2010-05-20 07:22 UTC

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RE: screenshots
by foldingstock on Thu 20th May 2010 12:57 in reply to "screenshots"
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before i try it, i want to see some screenshots

Screenshots won't do you much good because by default, OpenBSD boots into a console environment.

With a little package installation (pkg or ports) you can setup modern desktops such as Gnome or KDE and make it look just like any other "Linux" distribution. I run fluxbox or openbox in most cases as I prefer minimalism.

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RE[2]: screenshots
by mdictomia on Thu 20th May 2010 15:09 in reply to "RE: screenshots"
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Install kde in OpenBSD isn't easy job. Maybe, it isn't even possible.
The kde's packages aren't updates for a long time.

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RE: screenshots
by zizban on Thu 20th May 2010 13:20 in reply to "screenshots"
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Like others said, it won't do you much good, since OpenBSD boots in console mode. The default window manger is an older release of fvwm2. Functional but pretty sparse.

Using the packages system, you just pkg_add whatever you want. The docs are straight forward and easy to understand.

I started using OpenBSD this year because I wanted the challenge but I found it far easier to install and configure than NetBSD. I like it a lot,

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RE: screenshots
by sorpigal on Thu 20th May 2010 16:44 in reply to "screenshots"
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Have you ever seen GNOME? KDE? It looks like that, because it is that. It's a *nix box, it runs X, you run any X WM you want and run any DE you want.

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