Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 21:26 UTC, submitted by PhilJ
OpenBSD Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.1. The OpenBSD 5.1 release page has a detailed list of all changes and improvements. As always, I would love for someone to write proper items about OpenBSD releases - it's outside my interests and cursory glances don't do it justice.
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don't throw so much hw at OpenBSD...
by sergio on Fri 4th May 2012 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

Throw better hardware at it - that's what the "big guys" with the pockets full of money typically do. :-)


I love OpenBSD and its rock solid simplicity but It's not an ideal OS for big servers.

IMHO OpenBSD is perfect for embedded solutions, firewalls, log servers and other small footprint and very focused tasks (running on small hardware or VMs).

For bigger generalistic projects FreeBSD and GNU/Linux are better options.

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dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

For bigger generalistic projects FreeBSD and GNU/Linux are better options.


Can you explain your arguments?

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sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeap. Support for enterprise hardware (hba and multipath drivers) is very limited in OpenBSD.

OpenBSD I/O performance is bad and SMP isn't stellar.

PS: I hate to argument against OpenBSD... but you have to use the right tool for the right job.

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