Not the Same25 June 2005 · Filed in Rant
I just finished installing the latest version (3.7) of OpenBSD, and I was reminded of just how different OpenBSD and Linux really are. Those on the “outside” just see them as Unix-like operating systems, but they really are much more different than you might expect. I’m no expert in either (I just dabble), but the differences are even evident to me. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to experiment with FreeBSD or NetBSD, so I don’t know if these differences are particular to OpenBSD or to all BSDs when compared to Linux.
In any case, I find that I really like OpenBSD. I think that the more that I use OpenBSD, the more ways I will find that I can use OpenBSD. It won’t replace Linux in my environment, but it is a very worthy addition to the network.Tags: BSD · Linux · OSS · UNIX Previous Post: The Next Big Worm? Next Post: Virtualization