[CDBUG-talk] OpenBSD 3.9 released

Craig Dooley xlnxminusx at gmail.com
Tue May 2 23:17:11 EDT 2006

I don't know if this is redundant information for people on the list,
but here I go anyway.

OpenBSD 3.9 was released on May 1, 2006.  Among the new features is
integrated framework for monitoring hardware sensors, a BSD licensed
driver for nvidia nforce ethernet, and loads of new drivers and bug
fixes. Of course you can still purchase the CD-ROM set which includes
support for five platforms: i386, amd64, macppc, sparc, sparc64, and
also includes the complete blob free source tree and prebuilt packages
for many architectures. As always your contributions help to continue
the devlopment of this great opeating system.  More information on the
release can be read at http://openbsd.org/39.html .

The OpenBSD foundation has recently recieved large amounts of funding,
including $10,000 donations from the Mozilla foundation, and
godaddy.com.  CDs can be purchased from http://openbsd.org/orders.html

Theo DeRaadt was recently interviewed by kerneltrap.org.  The article
can be found at  http://kerneltrap.org/node/6550 .  He discusses
topics such as binary blobs, OpenSSH, hackathons, and some future
plans for OpenBSD

I have always felt that the install of OpenBSD is kind of a pain, but
I definitely appreciate the work that they have done, as should
anybody else using other BSDs, and even any UNIX operating system. 
The pf packet filter has been integrated into all 4 major BSD
operating systems, and OpenSSH has been integrated into just about
everything UNIX or network based.  Hopefully their work will continue,
and all the new tools they have been developing will be as successful.

Craig Dooley <xlnxminusx at gmail.com>

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