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The OpenBSD project produces a free, multi-platform BSD 4.4-based UNIX-like operating system. Its efforts emphasize portability, standardisation, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. The project also develops the widely-used and popular OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) software, which provides encrypted communication sessions over a computer network using the SSH protocol.

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Release Date 2017-10-09 2017-04-11 2016-09-01 2016-03-29 2015-10-18 2015-04-30 2014-11-01 2014-05-01 2013-11-01 2013-05-01 2012-11-01 2012-05-01 2011-11-01 2011-05-01 2010-11-01 2010-05-19 2009-10-18 2009-05-01 2008-11-01 2008-05-01 2007-11-01 2007-05-01 2006-11-01 2006-05-01 2005-11-01 2005-05-19 2004-10-29 2004-05-01 2003-11-01 2003-05-01 2002-11-01 2002-05-19 2001-12-01 2000-12-01 2000-12-01 2000-06-15 1999-12-01 Release Date
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Multilingual                                                                           Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                                                           Asian Language Support
Full Package List 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 Full Package List
Package 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.4 2.6.8 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.4.2 2.2.9 2.0.7 2.0.7 2.0.2 1.0.6 1.0.4 -- -- -- 0.7.12 0.7.10 0.7.7 0.7.7 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4.12 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.2.48 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05a 2.05 2.05 2.04 2.04 2.03 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2-P1) 9.10.6 9.10.4-P6 9.10.4-P2 9.10.3-P3 9.10.2-P3 9.10.1-P2 9.10.0-P2 9.9.5 9.9.3-P1 9.9.2-P1 9.9.1-P1 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2-P2 9.4.2 9.4.2 9.3.4 9.3.4 9.3.2-P1 9.3.1 9.3.1 9.3.0 9.2.3 9.2.3 9.2.2 9.2.2 9.2.1 9.2.1 9.1.3 9.1.1 9.0.0 -- 8.2.2 bind (9.11.2-P1)
chromium (63.0.3239.132) 61.0.3163.100 57.0.2987.133 51.0.2704.106 48.0.2564.116 44.0.2403.125 40.0.2214.115 36.0.1985.125 32.0.1700.102 28.0.1500.45 24.0.1312.68 20.0.1132.57 16.0.912.77 12.0.742.122 9.0.597.94 5.0.359.1 4.0.251.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.132)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.1.4 2.1.3 2.0.4 2.0.2 1.7.4 1.7.1 1.6.3 1.6.1 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.7 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.3.11 1.3.10 1.2.7 1.2.7 1.2.7 1.2.7 1.2.7 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.3-P1 4.3.2 4.3.1 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1 4.2.5-P1 4.2.4-P2 4.2.4 4.2.3-P2 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.1.0 3.1.0 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc9 -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.7 1.42.7 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.4 1.41.1 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 1.27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- e2fsprogs (1.43.8)
firefox (58.0) 56.0 52.0.2 47.0.1 44.0.2 39.0.3 35.0.1 31.0 26.0 22.0 18.0.2 13.0.1 9.0.1 5.0 3.6.13 3.6.8 3.5.8 3.5 3.0.6 3.0.1 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.3 1.5.0.5 1.5.0.1 1.0.6 1.0.1 0.8 0.8 0.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (58.0)
freetype (2.9) 2.8 2.7.1 2.6.3 2.6.2 2.6 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.5 2.4.4 2.3.12 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 freetype (2.9)
gcc (7.2.0) 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.2 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.2.2 3.2 3.0.3 3.0.1 2.95.3 2.95.3 2.95.2 2.95 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.4 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.6.6 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.4.3 2.2.17 2.2.13 2.2.12 2.2.10 2.2.8 1.2.5 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.2 1.2.2 1.2.1 1.1.27 1.1.17 1.1.9 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.24.3 3.22.3 3.20.3 3.18.3 3.16.3 3.14.3 3.12.2 3.10.4 3.8.3 3.6.2 3.4.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.17 2.6.16 2.6.13 2.6.11 2.6.7 2.6.5 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.8 -- -- -- 1.8.12 1.8.12 1.8.12 1.8.11 1.8.11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.19)
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.35 -- 1.12.31 1.12.26 1.12.23 1.12.20 1.12.17 1.12.9 1.12.4 1.12.0 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.12 1.10.8 1.8.4 1.8.4 1.8.4 1.8.3 1.6.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.2.13 1.2.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.38)
grub (2.02) -- 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.21 3.22.11 3.20.6 3.18.7 3.16.6 3.14.8 3.12.2 3.10.7 3.8.2 3.6.4 3.4.0 3.2.3 2.24.5 2.22.1 2.20.1 2.18.6 2.14.7 2.14.7 2.12.11 2.12.7 2.10.13 2.8.20 2.8.20 2.6.10 2.6.9 2.4.14 2.4.4 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.0.9 2.0.6 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.10 1.2.8 1.2.7 1.2.4 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.27 2.4.25 2.4.23 2.4.18 2.4.16 2.2.29 2.2.27 2.2.26 2.2.25 2.2.23 2.2.22 2.2.20 2.2.15 2.2.15 2.2.15 2.2.14 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.92.1 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.2 0.48.2 0.48.2 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.48.0 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.46 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.1) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.12.1)
kmod (25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.24.1 2.24.1 2.20.1.1 2.20.1.1 2.18.0 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.8.0 2.6.1.1 2.4.0 2.2.3 2.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.2.7 5.2.4 5.1.4 5.0.4 4.4.4 4.3.5 4.1.6 4.1.4 4.0.4 3.6.5 3.5.5 3.4.5 3.4.1 3.3.0rc9 3.2.1 3.1.1 3.1.0 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.3.1 2.2.1 2.1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.4)
linux (4.14.14) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (4.14.14)
Package 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.12) 10.0.32 10.0.30 10.0.25 10.0.23 10.0.20 10.0.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.12)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.3) 13.0.6 13.0.6 11.2.2 11.0.9 10.2.9 10.2.9 10.2.3 9.2.5 7.11.2 7.11.2 7.10.3 7.10.3 7.8.2 7.8.2 7.8.2 7.4.2 7.4.2 7.2 7.0.3 7.0.2 6.5.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.2.1 3.0 3.0 mesa (17.3.3)
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.1.73 5.1.73 5.1.70 5.1.68 5.1.63 5.1.60 5.1.54 5.1.54 5.1.48 5.1.42 5.0.83 5.0.77 5.0.51a 5.0.51a 5.0.45 5.0.33 5.0.22 5.0.18 4.0.24 4.0.23 4.0.20 4.0.18 3.23.57 3.23.55 3.23.49 3.23.49 3.23.42 3.23.37 3.22.32 3.22.32 3.22.22 mysql (5.7.21)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.24.2.1 3.22.3 3.20.1 3.18.5 3.16.2 3.14.2 3.12.2 3.10.1 3.8.2 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.32.2.1 2.30.1 2.28.4 2.24.2 2.24.2 2.20.0 2.20.0 2.18.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.8.2 2.6.3 2.4.2 2.2.4 2.0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 3.4.10 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.6.1 3.4.3 3.3.1 3.3rc2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.2.3 2.2.3 1.2.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) 8u144 8u121 8u72 8u72 8u45 7u71 1.7.0 -- 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.8.1 3.7.1 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.3.0 2.1 -- openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2l 1.0.2k 1.0.2h 1.0.2f 1.0.1p 1.0.1k 1.0.1h 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.0f 1.0.0f 1.0.0a 1.0.0a 0.9.8k 0.9.8k 0.9.8k 0.9.8j 0.9.7j 0.9.7j 0.9.7j 0.9.7j 0.9.7j 0.9.7g 0.9.7g 0.9.7d 0.9.7d 0.9.7c 0.9.7b 0.9.7beta3 0.9.7beta3 0.9.6b 0.9.6b 0.9.6 0.9.5a 0.9.5a 0.9.4 openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.2 5.24.1 5.20.3 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 5.16.3 5.16.3 5.12.2 5.12.2 5.12.2 5.12.2 5.12.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.6 5.8.6 5.8.6 5.8.5 5.8.2 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.1 5.6.1 5.6.0 5.6.0 5.6.0 -- perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.1) 7.0.23 7.0.16 7.0.8 5.6.18 5.6.11 5.6.5 5.5.14 5.4.24 5.3.27 5.3.21 5.3.14 5.3.10 5.3.6 5.2.17 5.2.13 5.2.12 5.2.10 5.2.8 5.2.6 5.2.5 5.2.3 5.1.6 5.1.4 5.0.5 5.0.4 5.0.3 4.3.8 4.3.5RC3 4.3.3 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.0.6 4.0.4pl1 4.0.3pl1 3.0.16 -- php (7.2.1)
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.5)
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.2 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.0.3 3.0.2 2.11.4 2.11.1 2.11.0 2.10.1 2.9.6 2.9.3 2.8.8 2.8.4 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.6 2.5.3 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.3.7 2.3.2 2.2.8 2.2.5 2.2.0 2.1.4 2.0.18 2.0.13 2.0.5 1.1.11 1.1.6 20010228 20010228 19991231 19991231 19990906 postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) 9.6.5 9.6.2 9.5.3 9.4.6 9.4.4 9.4.1 9.3.4 9.3.2 9.2.4 9.2.3 9.1.4 9.1.2 9.0.4 9.0.3 8.4.4 8.4.2 8.3.7 8.3.6 8.3.3 8.2.6 8.2.4 8.2.4 8.1.4 8.1.3 8.0.3 7.4.3 7.4.3 7.3.5 7.3.2 7.3.2 7.1.3 7.1.3 7.1.3 7.1 7.0.2 6.5.3 6.5.3 postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.4) 3.6.2 3.6.0 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.3 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.3.2 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.2.3 3.2.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.3 2.6.2 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.3 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2 2.1.1 2.0 1.6 1.5.2 1.5 Python (3.6.4)
qt (5.10.0) 5.9.1 5.6.2 4.8.7 4.8.7 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.5 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.7 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.5 3.0.3 2.3.1 2.3.0 2.2.1 -- 1.44 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.4) 4.5.14 4.5.8 4.4.5 4.1.22 3.6.15 3.6.15 3.6.15 3.6.15 3.6.15 3.6.12 3.6.6 3.6.1 3.5.10 3.5.6 3.5.4 3.0.37 3.0.34 3.0.33 3.0.31 3.0.28 3.0.25b 3.0.24 3.0.21b 3.0.21 3.0.13 2.2.12 2.2.10 2.2.8a 2.2.8a 2.2.8 2.2.5 2.2.3a 2.2.1a 2.0.8 2.0.7 2.0.6 2.0.5a samba (4.7.4)
systemd (236) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.2) 52.2.1 45.8.0 45.2.0 38.6.0 38.1.0 31.4.0 31.0 24.3.0 17.0.7 17.0.2 13.0.1 9.0.1 5.0 3.1.7 3.1.1 2.0.0.23 2.0.0.22 2.0.0.19 2.0.0.16 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.10 1.5.0.4 1.5 1.0.6 1.0 0.5 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.5.2)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.10 2.0.10 2.0.9 2.0.7 2.0.5 2.0.2 1.1.13 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.6 0.8.6i 0.8.6i 0.8.6i 0.8.6i 0.8.6e 0.8.6c 0.8.6 0.8.4 0.8.4 0.8.2 0.8.1 0.7.2 0.6.2 0.6.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8.2 4.8.0 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.2.2 4.0.6 4.0.6 4.0.3 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.16 3.8.14 3.6.3 3.6.3 3.4.4 -- 3.2.5 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.18.3 1.17.4 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.15.2 1.14.5 1.14.1 1.12.3 1.12.2 1.11.4 1.9.0 1.9.0 1.8.0 1.6.5 1.6.5 1.6.5 (7.3) (7.3) (7.2) (6.9.0) (6.9.0) (6.9.0) (6.8.2) (6.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.6)

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Version: 6.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-19
Votes: 2


What can I say about OpenBSD... Its just works. Just simple and easy system with top quality code and documentations. It is always like once setup and forget as it never go out itself.


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Version: 6.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-10
Votes: 0


Laptop suspend works, wifi works, touchpad tap works, can read & write my FAT32 external hard drive, can read write pen drive and format it, take screenshots after installing xfce-extras pkg, audio performance is better than manjaro. In OpenBSD everything works easily. Only you must switchon all hardware switches like touchpad and wifi etc.
For touchpad tap to work refer to https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=150153498920367&w=2 because now ws is default driver rather than synaptics and all google searches are filled with suggestions about synaptics driver that's why RTFM (Read The Fantastic Manuals) is the policy in OpenBSD. But touchpad tap still needs some improvement as the driver is so recently implemented.

Also in OpenBSD using single quotes ' is better than using double quotes " for example if you have a funky wifi password

$ export PAGER=/usr/local/bin/most for colored man pages

$ nano /etc/resolv.conf
#to change the default DNS type in this file:
nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220

to avoid resolv.conf file being overwritten on reboot type:
$ chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf

to remove
$ chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf


Access my external FAT32 hard disk
$ mount_msdos /dev/sd0i /mnt/exhard
even though the disklabel command for my external hard drive sd0 showed /dev/rsd0c

for unmounting:
umount /mnt/exhard

Format a pen drive:
In terminal i typed dmesg
which gave me the sd0

$ newfs_msdos -F 32 -L hpu sd0c #where hpu is a name i wanted to give my usb drive
For wifi:
$ fw_update

then create a file /etc/hostname.wpi0 if wifi interface is wpi0 and type in it:

nwid 'ZTE' #ZTE is name of wifi access point
wpakey 'yo_momma' #wifi password
dhcp

then in terminal:
$ dhclient wpi0


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Version: 6.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-12-02
Votes: 1


OpenBSD is an excellent secure UNIX-like OS with simplicity and stability. We can install the base OS within 15 minutes! We can build a simple and nice desktop by adding additional software by single command pkg_add. The packages are installed and configured automatically with all required dependencies. If you do not get your favourite software package in repository, you can check in ports and install.
Pros:
1. simplicity, security, consistency and stability of the OS. Excellent man pages.
2. There is only one "correct" way of doing things, i.e. OpenBSD way!
3. No GUI tools to hide inner workings of the system. We can learn a lot about the system because of command line.
Cons:
1. Many version of the same software is installed(e.g. Python) to satisfy dependencies. This does not happen in systems like Manjaro Linux.
2. File System 4.2BSD may not be very robust comared to Linux EXT4. I was dropped to a shell to fsck file systems manually.
3. Less documentation on the Internet. I could not find much information on rescue mode on the OpenBSD website nor on the Web.
4. Less hardware support.

Overall, it is nice experience to use OpenBSD. In short, OpenBSD is:
No Fun BSD for beginners or people who are into clicking business and love mice!
Oh! Fun BSD for intermediate users and people who love simplicity and command line and hate rats!


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