Hi Wolfgang,

Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote on Sat, May 04, 2019 at 06:34:04PM +0200:
> On Sat, May 04, 2019 at 01:07:34AM -0400, Nick Holland wrote:

>> Spend a little time learning OpenBSD,

> Yes: time needed, I think: Took me a while until I got that ... :)

While i don't doubt it may feel like that for some,
your mileage may wary even in that respect.

Before 2001, i had mostly used DEC/OSF-1 and bit of HP-UX and AIX,
as well as lots of Linux, a bit of Redhat but mostly SuSE and Debian.
When a colleague made me set up and run an OpenBSD server with that
background, i immediately noticed that for typical sysadmin tasks,
it took me about three times less time to get them done with OpenBSD
than with Debian.  Even though i was experienced with Debian and
totally new to OpenBSD.

Around the same time, it happened to me that a friend wanted a home
firewall installed with Debian.  After another friend had wrestled
with the installation for more than an hour before finally giving up,
i quickly and smoothly installed OpenBSD on that box and we were done
with it.  The guy who failed with Debian was far from stupid, even
more experienced then i was with either of the systems at the time.

Bottom line, chances are that the time you need for learning is vastly
outweighted by the time you save because the system is so much simpler
to use.  So likely, you will save time starting on day one.


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