OpenBSD 5.8 💾

The OpenBSD project produces a free, multi-platform 4.4BSD-derived UNIX-like operating system. Emphasizing portability, standardization, coherency, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. It comes with almost 9000 software package in its ports, including a custom X11 environment (Xenocara), desktop environments, web and multimedia applications, compilers and programming languages. It also harbours the OpenBSD-maintained software projects OpenSSH, LibreSSL, OpenIKED, OpenBGPD

major feature: Improved hardware support, including: Realtek RTL8188CE wifi, HyperTransport bridges, USB Power Devices (UPS), RTL8111GU, full-speed isochronous EHCI, x86 AVX instructions, more odd trackpads, pvbus(4). Generic network stack improvements. Installer improvements. Routing daemons and other userland network improvements in ldpd, mpw, bgpd, bgpctl, ospfd, carp, radiusd. Security improvements: sudo replaced with doas(1), modern sandboxed file(1) reimplementation, pax/tar/cpio prevent symlink directory lapses, static PIE support for sparc, Alpha switched to secure PLT, improved kernel checks of ELF headers, support for the NX (No-eXecute) bit on i386. Work started on a new process-containment facility called tame(2). Various other improvements in userland tools. OpenBSD HTTPD new features: matching/redirection per Lua patterns, If-Modified-Since, byte-range support, DefaultType support, HSTS, large TLS certificate bundles, CGI env fixes, header escaping and special character handling. OpenSMTPD 5.4.4 reliability and bug fixes. OpenSSH 7.0 security and performance as well as feature improvements. Latest LibreSSL release with just as many security fixes. Totalling 8866 packages for amd64/i386. New software included: Chromium 44.0.2403.125, Emacs 24.5, GNOME 3.16.2, KDE 3.5.10, LibreOffice, MariaDB 10.0.20, Mono 3.12.1, Mozilla Firefox 39.0.3, Postfix 3.0.2, PostgreSQL 9.4.4, Python 3.4.3, Ruby 2.2.2, Tcl/Tk 8.6.4. As usual, steady improvements in manual pages and other documentation. The system includes the following major components from outside suppliers: Xenocara (based on X.Org 7.7 with xserver 1.16.4 + patches, freetype 2.6, fontconfig 2.11.1, Mesa 10.2.9, xterm 314, xkeyboard-config 2.14 and more) Gcc 4.2.1 (+ patches) and 3.3.6 (+ patches) Perl 5.20.2 (+ patches) SQLite 3.8.9 (+ patches) NSD 4.1.3 Unbound 1.5.4 Ncurses 5.7 Binutils 2.17 (+ patches) Gdb 6.3 (+ patches) Less 458 (+ patches) Awk Aug 10, 2011 version

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