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OpenBSD 5.6
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1 6081 03-27-2015
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.0

Description: "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.6. This is our 36th release on CD-ROM (and 37th via FTP/HTTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 5.6 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system. LibreSSL: this release forks OpenSSL into LibreSSL, a version of the TLS/crypto stack with goals of modernizing the codebase, improving security, and applying best practice development processes; no support for legacy MacOS, Netware, OS/2, VMS and Windows platforms, as well as antique compilers; removal of the IBM 4758, Broadcom ubsec, Sureware, Nuron, GOST...."
Keywords: BSD-based LibreSSL

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2011
Distribution: AntiX & presently TinyCore - occasionally SliTaz or OpenBSD
Posts: 2,530

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Good solid base to build your system on.
Cons: Newbies won't get their hands held. :)

Not only installable from a CD, now there are pendrive installation images.

Can be used live from pendrives or SD(HC) cards.

Some network/wifi adapters not supported because the manufacturers won't release the code; need to check first to avoid disappointment.

You may find your favourite program is not available, but there are suitable alternatives.

You will need to know the basics of how unix works to get the best from the system. Full documentation is available to be read by the user, when needed, & there is a comprehensive FAQ.

All in all, a very good O/S.


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