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Re: When would you NOT use OpenBSD?



Lars Hansson wrote:
On Wednesday 05 April 2006 06:25, Miles Keaton wrote:
When would you NOT use OpenBSD?

When you run applications that *REALLY* needs SMP, not that there are a lot of those.
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 for me.


Is OpenBSD appropriate for a busy webserver or super-loaded database
server?

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.


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Lars Hansson


Loved the last one so I wanna add that I m comming from a Linux background, used freebsd for years,
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.


-Chris.

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.