I've just installed OpenBSD 5.0. Here is the hardware configuration:
PIII 899Mhz, 20 GB IDE, 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon 9600, LCD 1280x1024 -
it is very old hardware.
1) However compared to Slackware 12.2 which is also installed, OpenBSD is rather slow. I am a desktop user - internet, word processing, some
scientific computations (nothing really serious), multimedia etc.
Here I have to mention that one of the most annoying thing to me is difficulty with gamma correction settings. I spent hours to properly set
the gamma for my LCD Hewlett-Packard LCD - no success. This is not due to the LCD - under Slackware is OK. Don't know - maybe I should try older version of Xorg. Or to drop Xorg completely and to try XFree86.
2) Yesterday I tried to install cups (LPD is default - but I don't have so much time to properly to configure LPD), after several tries 'pkg_add cups' finally I captured an error message - from python - something
about "empty argument" (I tried to redirect the message to a file
Installing from a disk also doesn't work
If you wonder why I try to use OpenBSD as a desktop - in fact OpenBSD is simpler to maintain than "default desktops *nix".
Help are very wlecomed