OpenBSD 6.4: Installing a Seriously Underrated OS in a Virtual Machine by Frederik Kreijmborg

July 8, 2019

Edit (April, 25th, 2019): Yesterday OpenBSD 6.5 has been released with lots of useful improvements (changelog). I went through my tutorial to see if this guide needed some polishing. It seems everything I wrote is still relevant; the installation process of OpenBSD 6.5 works just fine with this guide. Have fun!

Theo de Raadt and the other developers behind OpenBSD unveiled (pun intended) version 6.4 a few days ago (October 18th, 2018). It’s the 45th release and — like any other release before that — it’s stable, secure and fast.

OpenBSD is perfect for older computers. If you have hardware that is too slow (or too sacred) to be operated with Windows or MacOS, you could resurrect it by installing OpenBSD or a lightweight Linux distribution.

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