Linked by vermaden on Sun 1st May 2011 21:57 UTC
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.9 release is ready, now with enabled NTFS by default (read-only), SMP kernels can now boot on machines with up to 64 cores, maximum allocation size for i386 bumped to 2G, added support for AES-NI instructions found in recent Intel processors, further improvements in suspend and resume and much more.
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Holy Crap
by joekiser on Mon 2nd May 2011 04:10 UTC
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This is my first serious attempt at using OpenBSD in years, but I'm quite surprised by how well my X60s is supported. Out of the box, everything works, except for wireless which I figured out after about 10 minutes of reading manpages. Suspend/resume is instant, and faster than Windows (pretty much the standard for HW support). I'm seriously impressed. Good job, now I have to figure out how to get Opera.

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RE: Holy Crap
by brynet on Mon 2nd May 2011 04:35 in reply to "Holy Crap"
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There is no native version of Opera, the one that exists uses Linux emulation.

Firefox 3.5/3.6 and Chromium 9x is supported, along with a few other Gecko/Webkit based browsers.

OpenBSD -current has Firefox 4x and Chromium 10x.

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RE: Holy Crap
by lucas_maximus on Mon 2nd May 2011 11:09 in reply to "Holy Crap"
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I find OpenBSD the easiest of the BSDs to get along with thanks to the excellent man pages and the FAQ on their website.

I also think their ports and package management system are the best around.

Edited 2011-05-02 11:11 UTC

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