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OpenBSD

Last Update: 2017-04-11 21:56 UTC


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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OpenBSD Summary
Distribution OpenBSD
Home Page http://www.openbsd.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.openbsd.org/mail.html
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Download Mirrors http://www.openbsd.org/ftp.html
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-11: BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.1
 • 2016-09-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.0
 • 2016-03-29: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.9
 • 2015-10-18: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.8
 • 2015-04-30: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.7
 • 2014-11-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.6
 • 2014-05-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.5
 • 2013-11-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.4
 • 2013-05-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.3
 • 2012-11-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.2
 • 2012-05-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.1
 • 2011-11-01: BSD Release: OpenBSD 5.0
 • More OpenBSD releases...

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 •2017-04-09 OpenBSD on a Raspberry Pi 3
 •2016-07-19 OpenBSD removes usermount
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Feature 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 Feature
Release Date 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
End Of Life                                                                         End Of Life
Price (US$) 60 60 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 45 45 45 45 40 40 40               Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3                 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install FTP install Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop                                                                         Default Desktop
Package Management TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ TGZ Package Management
Office Suite GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice GOffice, KOffice GOffice, KOffice GOffice, KOffice GOffice, KOffice GOffice, KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice KOffice -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Supported platforms Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems                                                                         Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                                                         Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                                                         Asian Language Support
Full Package List 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 6.1 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) 3.0.1 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 (1.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 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)
bind (9.11.1) 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 (9.11.1)
chromium (58.0.3029.81) 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 (58.0.3029.81)
cups (2.2.3) 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 (2.2.3)
dhcp (4.3.5) 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 (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 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 (1.43.4)
firefox (53.0) 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 (53.0)
freetype (2.7.1) 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 (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) 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 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 (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) 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 (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 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 (3.24.1)
gnucash (2.6.16) 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 (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- 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 (1.12.34)
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+ (3.22.12) 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+ (3.22.12)
httpd (2.4.25) 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 (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) 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 (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.0) 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 (17.04.0)
kmod (24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
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 2.32.0 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 (5.3.2) 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 (5.3.2)
linux (4.10.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- linux (4.10.13)
Package 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 (10.1.22) 10.0.30 10.0.25 10.0.23 10.0.20 10.0.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.5) 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 (17.0.5)
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- 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 (5.7.18)
nautilus (3.24.1) 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 (3.24.1)
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (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 (8u131) 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 (8u131)
openssh (7.5p1) 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 (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0e) 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 (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 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 (5.24.1)
php (7.1.4) 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 (7.1.4)
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.5)
postfix (3.2.0) 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 (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) 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 (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 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 (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 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 (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.3) 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 (4.6.3)
systemd (233) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (52.0.1) 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 (52.0.1)
vim (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 (2.2.4) 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 (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (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 (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 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 (1.19.3)

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Version: 6.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-28
Votes: 0


I've been using OpenBSD as my primary OS (desktop, servers, everywhere) since ~2003 or so and it just keeps getting better and better. It's the only OS I've found that gets less complex and actually runs better on the hardware you *already* have with each release.

Pros:
- A relatively simple Unix like OS
- Consistency. Changes seem to be well thought out, and iterative rather than constantly changing to include the latest and the greatest.
- The Installer is consistent and easy to use, fast as well.
- No bloat. The base OS has very few processes running and takes up very little resources.

Cons:
- Not as much hardware support as other OSs
- Not generally as performant as other OSs
- SMP limitations

The cons are always improving though.



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Version: 6.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-27
Votes: 2


I have been using OpenBSD since version 5.6 and currently running a server on 6.1 and a laptop on -current. This is my system of preference and choice.

The stable releases provide a solid base system for servers including packages which are available in much newer versions than Linux distributions often picked for server farms. On the other hand -current is similarly bleeding edge as a typical rolling Linux distribution without the frequent instabilities during upgrades.

The whole system is cohesive, amazingly documented - the man pages are actually a faster way to solve problems than searching online. Code reviewed development model, open and accessible to everyone - transparent development encouraging contribution. All of this adds to great code quality and overall security.

OpenBSD is not afraid to ship with exploit mitigation on by default. Having a knob to dial down a security feature is equivalent of not having that feature at all.

The system is a joy to configure. Sane & secure default, readable configuration files are a common sight.

There are a lot of innovations that originate from OpenBSD (https://www.openbsd.org/innovations.html). I can't imagine going back to iptables after being exposed to pf.

I trust OpenBSD to run on my server. I know I won't have unpleasant surprises and it won't wake me up in the middle of the night. It also works great for laptops since OpenBSD is dog food-ed by developers running it on their own machines.

The first amazing feature most people encounter is the system installer. It's so simple, intuitive and fast to go through that you just have to see it for yourself. So what are you waiting for?

Start that ISO download, put the 6.1 release song on loudspeakers and get ready to hack.


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Version: 6.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-27
Votes: 1


Pros: a classic Unix-like OS, super simple
Cons: a little bit slow on disk operations, less hardware support than linux


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