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What is OpenBSD?

It is a free and secure UNIX-like operating system that emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security & integrated cryptography.
OpenBSD is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenBSD?

4 companies reportedly use OpenBSD in their tech stacks, including zetaops, Fivnex, and Postperty.

42 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenBSD.

OpenBSD Integrations

HTML5, C++, Fish Shell, OpenSSH, and Syncthing are some of the popular tools that integrate with OpenBSD. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with OpenBSD.
Decisions about OpenBSD

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenBSD in their tech stack.

Gabriel Guzman
Software Development Manager at Lightspeed · | 1 upvote · 104.8K views
Shared insights

Setting up a personal website, consisting of statically generated html files.

OpenBSD @httpd Hugo Ansible

Rely on the simplicity and security record of OpenBSD to keep my deployments easy to manage and run. Ansible playbooks for easily provisioning copies of the same setup. Using the httpd daemon provided by OpenBSD as it's full featured and included in the base operating system. Hugo creates static html based on markdown files that live in my home directory, and they are copied up to the server using scp.

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OpenBSD's Features

  • API and build changes
  • Kernel randomization
  • Memory protection
  • Cryptography and randomization
  • X11

OpenBSD Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenBSD?
An operating system for a variety of platforms which focuses on features, speed, and stability. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large community.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
It is an open source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD. It is installed on a physical computer or a virtual machine to make a dedicated firewall/router for a network.
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
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OpenBSD's Followers
55 developers follow OpenBSD to keep up with related blogs and decisions.