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Not the Same

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.

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