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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 1, Insighful)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 31 @ 01:27:14 BST

    Yeah, but aren’t we (meaning the community as a whole) speaking out of both sides of our mouth. Often times we say Linux is either ready, or almost ready for the desktop. Use linux w/ your cable modem or DSL for more security than windows. Bla Bla Bla. I agree with those statements, but I personally believe expecting every user to be a sys-admin is ridiculous. I’ve been using Linux on my home network for 3+ years now, and though I dare say it’s fairly secure (knock on wood) I *still* find very stupid configuration errors I’ve made, or file I’ve forgotten to patch w/ known exploits. It’s great to think everyone has time to be that security conscious, and I agree any company should, but for home users the maximum available amount of security by default is not a bad thing IMHO

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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 2, Informative)
    by lyberth on Thursday, May 31 @ 13:23:06 BST
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    It sounds like you haven’t even looked at OpenBSD, or know what it is (maybe other than a OS). It is a fully functional OS with very good implementations of IPSec, Kerberos, Apache, sendmail and meny other things. On top of that its very easy to install (not the easyest at all, but still very easy) even more easy to configure and has an incredebly small footprint. One thing that i like very much is that everything in OBSD is documented very well, all the conf files have explanations to what every setting does. And that is a good thing because even though many of us know what most of the settings does, very very few knows what all the lines in different files does.atsonlencho

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