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in thread (OT?): Operating Systems

If secure, fast, and stable are your requirements, OpenBSD would definitely meet your requirements. Easy to set up -- I would not call it "easy", but rather "not difficult".

ObHistory - OpenBSD is based more on the BSD Unix family, and Linux follows (well, sort of) the SysV style of Unix.


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Re^4: (OT?): Operating Systems
by Andrew_Levenson (Hermit) on Dec 13, 2006 at 19:44 UTC
    Is it easy to toy with?
    Like, is the source readily accessible so I can make changes to the system as I learn how?
    C(qw/74 97 104 112/);sub C{while(@_){$c**=$C;print (map{chr($C!=$c?shift:pop)}$_),$C+=@_%2!=1?1:0}}
      This is the case with just about any Linux distro.

      I like computer programming because it's like Legos for the mind.

        This, however, is not Linux. This is OpenBSD, a BSD4.4ish implementation (look up information on Unix history if this does not mean anything to you). Each distro (various Linux distros, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and other "free" operating systems) has it's own benefits, but all the world is definitely not Linux.