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Re: When would you NOT use OpenBSD?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: When would you NOT use OpenBSD?
- From: Chris Alatakis <alatakis_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2006 04:55:39 +0200
- Organization: JAVING The F.D. Agency
- Reply-to: chris_(_dot_)_alatakis_(_at_)_javing_(_dot_)_com
Lars Hansson wrote:
On Wednesday 05 April 2006 06:25, Miles Keaton wrote:Loved the last one so I wanna add that I m comming from a Linux
background, used freebsd for years,
When would you NOT use OpenBSD?
When you run applications that *REALLY* needs SMP, not that there are a lot of
Or when your application simply do not run on OpenBSD for some reason.
When would you choose one of the other *nix over OpenBSD?
When they're more suitable for the task. Not that it has ever been the case
Is OpenBSD appropriate for a busy webserver or super-loaded database
Webserver yes. "Super-loaded" MySql server? Dunno, depends on how much MySql
sucks these days.
I've seen old "O.S. shootouts" benchmarks comparing O.S.'s and often
showing Linux or FreeBSD excelling at webserving or
database-performance, but I don't know if that's just old data or the
benchmarkers didn't have OpenBSD tweaked right.
Benchmarks are like assholes, everyone has one but you're better off only
minding your own.
I m gonna never regret I found OpenBsd in the way.
My Last Linux box (Suse) was the day I found my router in my office
with a kernel panic message after 1 year working fine patched up as
always. In the same box without any hardware changes I run now an
Openbsd Webserver from then till now
holding more than 30 domain names some with lot of traffic almost
unpatched and unupdated (3.2 stable). I bet if I left it there unpatched
for the next 5 years I will not wake up one morning and find it down if
will be no hardware problem.
And yes thats not the proper way to go as an administrator but thats
what I like on Openbsd.
Very glad for the $10000 from mozzila I hope We can do that too one day.
PS. Yes When I want to play Fancy Games and just kill my time I have no
prob using Windows.
I had even a Game Server in Openbsd and it wasn t never down.