Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Nov 2013 17:21 UTC
OpenBSD

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.4. This is our 34th release on CD-ROM (and 35th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install.

That track record remains impressive - no matter how often I see it.

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A few thoughts
by ameasures on Mon 4th Nov 2013 18:52 UTC
ameasures
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2006-01-09

It is great news and there is much about the project to like. The notion that a documentation flaw is as much a bug as a mistake in the program code gets seriously better as I get older.

Did look into configuring OpenBSD for secure web browsing - banking, etc. Whilst the operating system is pretty darn secure; the browsers [Chromium and Firefox] are still a couple of releases behind the OSX versions - so perhaps with overhanging security issues.

I deeply wish that Theo De Radt had sat down and convinced Mark Shuttleworth to do Ubuntu with OpenBSD ... the world would be a different place!

Edited 2013-11-04 19:02 UTC

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RE: A few thoughts
by fretinator on Mon 4th Nov 2013 19:10 in reply to "A few thoughts"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I deeply wish that Theo De Radt had sat down and convinced Mark Shuttleworth to do Ubuntu with OpenBSD ... the world would be a different place!

Well, at least there is "Debian GNU/kFreeBSD".

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RE[2]: A few thoughts
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Nov 2013 19:15 in reply to "RE: A few thoughts"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No. Just....no.

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RE: A few thoughts
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Nov 2013 19:23 in reply to "A few thoughts"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Hmm... While The default install of openbsd is pretty secure, Ubuntu would have had to build upon that base. I kind of doubt they would invest as much attention to security with their add ons as Open BSD does. Especially as they'd have to do a lot of work to get OpenBSD to be as usable as Ubuntu currently is on the desktop.

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