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OpenBSD 4.8 Released 176

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-and-shiny dept.
Mortimer.CA writes "The release of OpenBSD 4.8 has been announced. Highlights include ACPI suspend/resume, better hardware support, OpenBGPD/OpenOSPFD/routing daemon improvements, inclusion of OpenSSH 5.5, etc. Nothing revolutionary, just the usual steady improving of the system. A detailed ChangeLog is available, as usual. Work, of course, has already started on the next release, which should be ready in May, according to the steady six-month release cycle."
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OpenBSD 4.8 Released

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  • Re:fdisk (Score:4, Funny)

    by contra_mundi (1362297) on Monday November 01, 2010 @10:25PM (#34097468)

    Oh, the problem exists, I can assure you of that. The problem however lies between the keyboard and the chair.

    That's not a very ergonomic position to use a computer in.

  • Re:fdisk (Score:1, Funny)

    by cinderellamanson (1850702) <cinderellamanson @ g m a i l.com> on Monday November 01, 2010 @10:28PM (#34097482) Homepage

    lol, how's that?

    lol, how's that?

    your a fuckhead

    lol, how's that?

    lol, how's that?

    your a fuckhead

    I thought it was funny, unny, ny.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 01, 2010 @10:29PM (#34097488)

    To spare this section of all the trolls (yeah right!), I have incorporated every *BSD troll into this one message. Thank you.

    The *BSD Wailing Song

    What's left for me to see
    In my ship I sailed so far
    What can the answer be
    Don't know what the questions are.
    And after all I've done
    Still I cannot feel the sun
    Tell me save me
    In the end our lost souls must repent.
    I must know it is for certain
    Can it be the final curtain
    As long as the wind will blow
    I'll be searching high and low.
    Who knows what's really true
    They say the end is so near
    Why are we all so cruel
    We just fill ourselves with fear.
    And heaven and hell will turn
    All that we love shall burn
    Hear me trust me
    In the end our lost sould must repent.
    I must know it is for certain
    Can it be the final curtain
    As long as the wind will blow
    I'll be searching high and low
    Final curtain
    Final curtain

    • flask of ripe urine
      pressed to bsd lips
      bsd drink up

    I don't want to start a holy war here, but what is the deal with you BSD fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a BSD box (a PIII 800 w/512 Megs of RAM) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. 20 minutes. At home, on my Pentium Pro 200 running NT 4, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this BSD box, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that.

    In addition, during this file transfer, Netscape will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even Emacs Lite is straining to keep up as I type this.

    I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while working on various BSD machines, but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen a BSD box that has run faster than its Windows counterpart, despite the BSD machines faster chip architecture. My 486/66 with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this 800 mhz machine at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that BSD is a "superior" machine.

    BSD addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use a BSD over other faster, cheaper, more stable systems.

    It is common knowledge that *BSD is dying. Almost everyone knows that ever hapless *BSD is mired in an irrecoverable and mortifying tangle of fatal trouble. It is perhaps anybody's guess as to which *BSD is the worst off of an admittedly suffering *BSD community. The numbers continue to decline for *BSD but FreeBSD may be hurting the most. Look at the numbers. The erosion of user base for FreeBSD continues in a head spinning downward spiral.

    OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of BSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

    Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

    All major marketing surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among hobbyist dilettante dabblers. In truth, for all practical purposes *BSD is already dead. It is a dead man walking.

    Fact: *BSD is dying

    It doesn't matter, no matter how many time you try to recesitate *BSD, it's just does

  • by angus77 (1520151) on Monday November 01, 2010 @10:44PM (#34097532)
    They have suspend/resume now?

    I guess this will be the Year of the OpenBSD Netbook!!
  • Nah, if hacked root on slashdot.org, SELinux isn't going to give two bits of a flea's shit if I banned your account.
  • by 101percent (589072) on Monday November 01, 2010 @11:24PM (#34097730)
    A super secure OS running on the most easily stolen machine.
  • Re:fdisk (Score:2, Funny)

    by cinderellamanson (1850702) <cinderellamanson @ g m a i l.com> on Monday November 01, 2010 @11:27PM (#34097744) Homepage
    indeed. that's just how badass openbsd is. you guys don't even get to see the htttps protocol in action for another 5 years.
  • Re:fdisk (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 01, 2010 @11:34PM (#34097800)

    because it only works with IPV16

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