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My thoughts on the OpenBSD operating system

By Daniel Villarreal, from August 31, 2011

Awhile back, I saw a Lamborghini * motorcar. It made a very distinctive, raspy, beckoning sound. I pondered how much it might have cost to buy and maintain one. I thought about the quality and attention-to-detail that go into making one.

I got to thinking of the uncompromising quality of that fine Italian motorcar and I think of a similar attention-to-detail of OpenBSD.  I want reliability and quality from an OS. It’s not really all that valid to compare a motorcar  with an operating system, except to say that in both cases I think the uncompromising commitment to quality and attention-to-detail shine through. Although one can’t convert a mass-marketed car to a Lamborghini, you can transform your computer to a high-performance machine. You can download and install OpenBSD for free, and although you aren’t required to spend the $50 to buy a CD set, if you consider that it goes to defray operating and development costs, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to a tune-up for a Lamborghini, and isn’t it important to keep your computer running at peak efficiency ?

Daniel Villarreal

* "Lamborghini Diablo SV" by Brian Snelson is licensed under CC BY 2.0