An Openbsd Adventure.
Discussion by the empty calorie with 2 Replies.
Last Update: May 29, 2005, 5:01 pm
Well, the other day, I grabbed the OpenBSD Net-Install image after debian had a little too much fun with my drive, so I decided to start all over, with a OS I've never used before, so I chose OpenBSD. Why OpenBSD? I have no idea, honestly, I just felt like getting OpenBSD. So, after a sucessful net-install, I managed to get WindowMaker, and Mozilla going, along with grabbing a few other things and attempting to make them work, but I really dig the very basic system you get, and then add all your own stuff alongside. Now, I know, I could have done this with debian or LFS or something else, but I wanted to step away from linux, with something new, and force myself to learn it, (yes, every *NIX is similar, but each has it's quirks). And I'm finding it more enjoyable to use each and every minute. I have a feeling that I will grow a fond relationship with BSD.
I've heard nice things about openBSD, but I've heard even nicer things about FreeBSD and NetBSD. The only real reason to use openbsd is if you're totally paranoid about security.
Oh, I do value my security, don't get me wrong, but it's not the reason I decided to go with OpenBSD. But two days later, I think it's safe to say that I'll be using OpenBSD for quite a while Also, OpenBSD has gtten me quite used to this window manager that I've never used before, fvwm. If I remember correctly, I used fvwm2 (I think it was) once, and absolutely hated it, due to its resemblance to Windows 95. Damn...10 years ago already...I remember seeing people go crazy over it on the news...talking about 5-hour installs and such...crowds waiting outside of software stores at 5am, bugh...all this over a mediocre 32-bit aware OS that came years after others were introduced. I'm getting old.
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