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Old 23rd August 2010
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A recent security flaw in my linux desktop has motivated me to replace my Slackware64 system with OpenBSD.
http://www.invisiblethingslab.com/re...ry-attacks.pdf

I would like to go with current (23Aug2010 at the time of this post) if it runs. Any big issues seen by other current users?

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I would like to go with current (23Aug2010 at the time of this post) if it runs. Any big issues seen by other current users?

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One big thing to keep in mind is that OpenBSD doesn't have bigmem support yet. You'll be limited to 4 GB RAM even on amd64.

On the other hand, I've been running CURRENT on my work desktop since 4.5, and only once have I run into a problem that made me want to downgrade (and the problem was fixed very quickly, so I simply upgraded to a newer snapshot to resolve the issue).

A lot of this success is related to what hardware I have, so YMMV with running current (though current tends to support the most hardware and have the most functionality).
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A lot of this success is related to what hardware I have, so YMMV with running current (though current tends to support the most hardware and have the most functionality).
Not to sidestep discussion, but clean power helps too. At a bare minimum, I use power strips which will help smooth out the incoming signal. Better yet is the use of a UPS which does a better job at the same task.

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Not to sidestep discussion, but clean power helps too. At a bare minimum, I use power strips which will help smooth out the incoming signal. Better yet is the use of a UPS which does a better job at the same task.

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Absolutely. My Dad had a Windows box that kept "eating" dialup modems (this was a few years back, but still) even though he had everything on a power strip. He finally took it in to have it looked at, and the guy suggested he purchase a more expensive power strip than the $5 one he had. After he did that modems stopped frying.
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