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linux VS openBSD
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: linux VS openBSD
- From: Kurth Bemis <kurth_(_at_)_usaexpress_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 11:13:09 -0400
sigh - it never ends.
I own a ISP, USAExpress.net currently we're using debian 2.2r2. I'm
getting tired of having to upgrade the kernel every 5 mins. to maintain
security. I also hate the steps that are required to maintain a package in
debian...dselect/apt is nice....but if the main list of installed packages
gets hosed then dselect uninstalls everything. and when you have a problem
with a package and try to contact the package maintainer you spend 3 hours
chasing them down...I like the fact the Theo controls EVERY aspect of the
OS / CVS commits etc.....
We're currently having this problem with our primary webserver. I'm
writing this for two reasons.
one - our CTO remains firm on a custom distro of linux. and using linux
products...........errrrr....GPL products. He's stuck on the fact the you
shouldn't upgrade just because a new version comes out. With linux 5000
packages are updated at any one time.....once again with obsd its every 6
months (with occasional patches in between)
two - he also insists that linux is as secure as OpenBSD and that its all
in the kernel.
Basically i need to know what makes oBSD a better OS and why er should use
it instead of debian. (and please hold the "openbsd is better then linux
because its openbsd" comments or the like to yourself) :-)