Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:41 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change. Marc Espie said this would hurt smaller players by not allowing them to keep up with the changes. Basically what is happening is that numerous changes are being made to Linux and smaller projects like OpenBSD cannot keep up with the changes. And, according to Espie, not all these changes are strictly necessary."
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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Wouldn't OpenBSD do better by focusing on the essentials that it does better than Linux?


Well, they already do the server, firewall and routing side better than Linux so I guess they have to move on to something new ;)

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Well, they already do the server, firewall and routing side better than Linux so I guess they have to move on to something new ;)


Right, and it's not as if Linux is going to catch up to OpenBSD on those fronts, which is the other side of Linux popularity.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Indeed you are right about OpenBSD, it is indeed old and crufty. Just like me. maybe that's why I like it. Same goes for Linux though, Minix is where the real action is at.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Laughable, one could as easily say Linux is a much better server, firewall, and server than fugly, old and slow OpenBSD.

To be frank, anyone who complains that a server isn't pretty clearly isn't the sort of person who should be giving advice on which enterprise OS to run on production systems.

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

OpenBSD on a server is Ecce Homo in its original form. Systemd is that old half-blind bint who "touched it up a bit."

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