[Cialug] OT-sorta: Theo De Raadt & Christos Zoulas

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Fri Jun 17 22:53:37 CDT 2005

Don't be too put off by Theo, other people contribute to OpenBSD as well and
it is a very tight and secure unix.  I believe there are some good things to
be said for an OS, or at least a kernel, that one person knows

Some OpenBSD good points:
* Narrow focus: doesn't try to be all things to all people
* It's reasonably easy to install
* Can be installed by floppy over the Internet
* Has a ports collection with all "the usual suspects"
* Secure by default installation - only essential services are started

Unfortunately with a smaller set of developers they can't provide for every
device or platform.  OpenBSD works best as a server on conservative

I ran it on Sun hardware for a while with reasonable success.


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