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Your OpenBSD Experiences?

someta

2 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.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

OpenBSD is considerably more security focused than most (all?) linux distros. As long as you don't have exotic hardware to support, you should be OK since you are good with the command line. I haven't used OpenBSD myself, but I can't think of any reason not to give it a shot.

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