Home > OpenBSD > OpenBSD 3.1 Released OpenBSD 3.1 Released Submitted by JBQ 2002-05-19 OpenBSD 14 Comments OpenBSD 3.1 was just released with many improvements and new software installed (more than 1000 packages and XFree 4.2). Get it while it’s hot. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2002-05-20 9:16 am Wasn’t it said by the OpenBSD developers that it will not be available for download anymore as they want to make money on selling the OS on CDs..?! 2002-05-20 2:32 pm No, it was mistakenly reported a while back that OpenBSD “would not longer be available as an ISO download”. Which was interesting given that it’s never been available as an ISO download, so as to get people to buy CDs. If you want to download it all to a local source or perform a network installation, you still can. 2002-05-20 2:40 pm “Wasn’t it said by the OpenBSD developers that it will not be available for download anymore as they want to make money on selling the OS on CDs..?!” No. The ISOs won’t be available for download. Which I’m not sure what the big deal is because OpenBSD has NEVER made official ISOs available for download. Basically, nothing has changed. You can FTP the packages. You can even create your own ISO if you want. You just can’t download an official ISO. 2002-05-20 2:54 pm They don’t offer the ISO’s online, but you’ve always been able to download/sync via cvs their sources. 2002-05-20 3:05 pm You can still download the floppy disk images, and do an ftp install. The ISO images are not available via ftp, you have to purchase the CD for that. 2002-05-20 3:26 pm It will not be available as ISO images, and actually it’s never been. But it can be downloaded as usual. 2002-05-20 3:34 pm You can still download the things you need, but you’ll be rolling your own. OpenBSD provides no ISO images for you to burn. They do this, because bandwith costs money AND because the cds help to pay for the product. If you want ISO images, FreeBSD offers them from an FTP site. —Quit bitching and start a revolution 2002-05-20 5:06 pm Allstar, FreeBSD and OpenBSD are different operating systems… 2002-05-20 5:19 pm Yeah, I know. I use FreeBSD at home. I didn’t know if the person with the first post was just looking into the *bsds or what. If it IS someone new to bsd, I wouldn’t want them to not even try it because they can’t find an ISO. —Quit bitching and start a revolution 2002-05-21 4:04 am Which one of the BSD’s do you suggest for a new user which want to setup a print/file-server ? Greets Thoems 2002-05-21 6:13 am For (x86, for others YMMV) installs, anyone with a CDR can download the build tree, mkisofs it, or burn it from any windows app (e.g. Nero) that supports creation of bootable CDRs. The floppy boot image is right there in the tree. No reason to even ask for an ISO. 2002-05-21 10:09 pm i have heard(but have not used them) that freebsd is best for beginners and has the most software. openbsd is secure, VERY secure. and netbsd runs on about any architecture(really old computers, dreamscasts etc.) that is what i have heard. 2002-05-23 9:45 pm you can still find the ISO for OpenBSD, but it’s not official though. I used OpenBSD ISO back in the first time I used OpenBSD, but since then I used FTP install. 2002-05-24 3:34 am From the Netherlands I can report to you that yesterday I received my OpenBSD 3.1 CD’s, ordered in advance on the Internet and processed through a Belgian student. I find this amazing, considering that comparable requests from the biggest of IT companies often yielded zero results.