Version 6.0 Release Date: September 1, 2016 - Changelog
NOTE: This distro comes on 2 CDs. You will receive both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Please ensure that your system will read from a CD before ordering.
New users frequently want to know whether OpenBSD is superior to some other free UNIX-like operating system. That question is largely unanswerable and is the subject of countless (and useless) religious debates. Do not, under any circumstances, ask such a question on an OpenBSD mailing list.
Below are some reasons why we think OpenBSD is a useful operating system:
However, whether OpenBSD is right for you is a question that only you can answer.
OpenBSD is distributed with a number of third-party software products, including:
As can be seen, the OpenBSD team often patches third-party products (typically) to improve the security or quality of the code. In some cases, the user will see no difference in operation, in other cases, there ARE operational differences which may impact some users. Keep these enhancements in mind before blindly adding different versions of the same software. You may get a bigger version number, but a less secure system.
Of course, additional applications can be added through the OpenBSD packages and ports system.
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