Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:58 UTC, submitted by fran
OpenBSD "OpenBSD 5.0 has been published, six months after the release of version 4.9. The OpenBSD project's newest release of the free BSD based UNIX-like operating system includes a number new and updated drivers, performance improvements and new features. OpenBSD 5.0 includes the GNOME 2.32.2, KDE 3.5.10 and Xfce 4.8.0 desktop environments. It also contains a number of new and updated packages including versions 3.5.19, 3.6.18 and 5.0 of the Firefox web browser, PHP 5.2.17 and 5.3.6, LibreOffice 3.4.1, and Chromium 12. The release includes September's release of OpenSSH 5.9." GNOME 2 you say? Huh. Interesting.
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RE[2]: openbsd website
by Doc Pain on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE: openbsd website"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

Their site is very usable, much more then those of most Linux distros. And it demonstrates the project's philosophy: simplistic, informative, with easy access to documents and all the possibly distracting features are cut off.


And keep in mind it's also a barrier-free presentation, so blind users can view the site and navigate it using a Braille readout or a voice synthesizer. This increases the target audience.

Form and content go hand in hand here. :-)

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RE[3]: openbsd website
by 0brad0 on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 10:26 in reply to "RE[2]: openbsd website"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

"Their site is very usable, much more then those of most Linux distros. And it demonstrates the project's philosophy: simplistic, informative, with easy access to documents and all the possibly distracting features are cut off.


And keep in mind it's also a barrier-free presentation, so blind users can view the site and navigate it using a Braille readout or a voice synthesizer. This increases the target audience.

Form and content go hand in hand here. :-)
"

With you mentioning that I thought I should mention there have been a few vision impaired users over the years post to our mailing lists mentioning how they are using OpenBSD.

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RE[3]: openbsd website
by zima on Tue 8th Nov 2011 23:58 in reply to "RE[2]: openbsd website"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though a site can be both aesthetic and functional. Almost insisting this is an "either-or" situation is a poor defence.

Even a nice colour scheme (with some still simple layout) can do a lot, for the site to be more pleasant... while now, main OpenBSD page has blue (typical browser default) links on ~turquoise field, WTH? (it's like somebody there assumes only blind visitors ...and/or wants to put strain on the eyes of those who still can see ;) )

If Slackware site is much more aesthetic than yours, then you have a problem ;)

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