- 9 months ago
Admittedly, this is a really long shot - most forum posts here are for Windows, not any variant of nix (for various reasons).
TL;DR: OpenBSD - Is anyone running OpenBSD on their primary desktop? How does it work for a general light programming (and maybe photo editing) workstation use case? I am competent with nix.
I built this machine recently. It's currently running Manjaro, which is "okay". I'm planning on completely redoing my (currently questionable) data storage, in which case I would almost certainly be wiping the OS and changing drives (either to mirrored SSDs with ZFS or a single NVMe drive). That got me thinking about installing OpenBSD instead of Manjaro, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, etc.
Is that a bad idea? All I need is a general use (web browsing, etc.), programming, and preferably photo editing machine. At home, I currently use Linux exclusively. I've played with FreeBSD a fair amount already. Installing my own desktop environment and working on the command line doesn't scare me at all - in fact, it's fun. I like the idea of running a more-secure UNIX-like OS.