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Old 25th November 2012
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Also on the left side of the screen is that a Conky?
It's sysutils/gkrellm. GKrellM has been around for a very long time.
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Thanks, everybody. Gkrellm just comes with one default skin/theme and it's not very nice looking. That's one of the glass skins from the collection at muhri.net. It comes default with several plugins in the OpenBSD package.
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Thanks for the info on gkrellm. Just installed it. I like it.
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Its also easier to do so on FreeBSD as there is VirtualBox available (and I use many systems within these virtual machines), on OpenBSD You are left with QEMU option only.
This is the basic setup I use for my servers at home- load up freebsd 9.0, VBox, then install multiple OpenBSD virtual machines on them.

I do this because I like role separation- I can have two firewalls, two DNS/time/radius servers, a file server, and five to eight experimental servers all running on two physical machines; they all run OpenBSD.
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This is the basic setup I use for my servers at home- load up freebsd 9.0, VBox, then install multiple OpenBSD virtual machines on them.

I do this because I like role separation- I can have two firewalls, two DNS/time/radius servers, a file server, and five to eight experimental servers all running on two physical machines; they all run OpenBSD.
It would be probably even more fun when FreeBSD team with the help of NetApp will complete BHyVe
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agreed! It may take awhile, but it looks good! Can't wait for OBSD images and AMD support
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agreed! It may take awhile, but it looks good! Can't wait for OBSD images and AMD support
I know Theo's opinion on virtualization, but as BHyVe is BSD licensed maybe some day it will even find a way into the OpenBSD base
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This is the basic setup I use for my servers at home- load up freebsd 9.0, VBox, then install multiple OpenBSD virtual machines on them.

I do this because I like role separation- I can have two firewalls, two DNS/time/radius servers, a file server, and five to eight experimental servers all running on two physical machines; they all run OpenBSD.
I do not think that a firewall should EVER be anything but a physical machine.

A virtual always gets its network traffic from the host's network stack. If your firewall is a virtual, the firewall's physical host is not behind it.
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I'm all in, having just switched over my ThinkPad T61 from Slackware to OpenBSD. I'm liking it a lot; a nice, clean, light, secure system from which to build on. I have a i386 desktop at work that I have switched from Debian to OpenBSD. I do still have another i386 desktop at work with Slackware on it, and will probably keep that.
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I'm most of the way in. I dual boot Slackware with OpenBSD on two of my work stations. I love OpenBSD.
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Formatted my slackware-current/openbsd dual boot last night. OpenBSD all the way.
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I do not think that a firewall should EVER be anything but a physical machine.

A virtual always gets its network traffic from the host's network stack. If your firewall is a virtual, the firewall's physical host is not behind it.
Another crack on vms: recently I saw a discussion claiming that virtualbox and some (non-enterprise?) versions of vmware don't pay real attention to fsync. I didn't fully understand the discussion but it sounded as if any OS on top of either effectively had file systems that were option async whatever their real mount options were. I don't have much use for virtual machines normally, but reading this made me all the more skeptical.
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Formatted my slackware-current/openbsd dual boot last night. OpenBSD all the way.

I use OpenBSD in all but one computing situation. I donate a modest amount regularly to the OpenBSD Foundation because I think that the project has given me so much and that I have a bit of an obligation to give back to it what I can. I use it on a HP a6 and a thinkpad T43 (laptop usage); a Beaglebone Black (little armv7 usage); and on an older eMac desktop. I run FreeBSD on a Rpi (armv6) due to the binary blob, but OpenBSD is my preferred OS for sure. I am thinking of buying a Soekris to replace a router in the next few months; it'll run OpenBSD, too. I am not quite all-in, but I am very much nearly all-the-way in
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