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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Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Mon 4th Nov 2013 21:30 UTC
joekiser
Member since:
2005-06-30

I've been running it since Friday on my Thinkpad with full-disk encryption. It works great, everything is supported out of the box. Suspend/resume works better (faster to resume & reconnect to WiFi) than Linux. Started out with Gnome 3 since that's what I was using on Fedora and OpenBSD is the best place in *BSD land for that experience, but I ended up moving to Xfce. No problems with sound buttons or 1080p videos.

I haven't used OpenBSD since 4.9 or so. I waited until this release to switch back because of the KMS support. I had to give up DropBox, SpiderOak, Gwibber and Flash but I knew that ahead of time. Also, the Firefox version is only 22.0 and crashes often. No idea why. I would like to see an ESR version of Firefox shipped with OpenBSD (and most Linux distributions) since the support cycle for security updates seems to coincide.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by ddc_ on Tue 5th Nov 2013 01:20 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

Also, the Firefox version is only 22.0 and crashes often. No idea why.

ulimit is your friend - OpenBSD limits memory per process by default, and Firefox doesn't fit there.

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Tue 5th Nov 2013 23:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Thanks for the tip. I upped the limit to 4GB and now Firefox is running great.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by dbolgheroni on Tue 5th Nov 2013 10:57 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

You can use -current snapshots to have the latest Firefox. And Chrome.

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RE: Comment by joekiser
by lucas_maximus on Tue 5th Nov 2013 13:28 in reply to "Comment by joekiser"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The problem with ESR firefox is a lot companies are doing the "last two versions of the browser" in terms of support.

It is a right PITA tbh.

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