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Dare to try another operating system ! Different and Secure ! OpenBSD is more friendly and useful than you may think !

What is OpenBSD?
It is a free and secure UNIX-like operating system that emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security & integrated cryptography.

The first official release of openbsd was made in 1 October 1996
OpenBSD is created and founded by Theo de Raadt .
The latest release version was 6.8 , date of release:18 October 2020

OpenBSD's Features
API and build changes
Kernel randomization
Memory protection
Cryptography and randomization
X11
Security and easy to deploy servers and online solutions
Good documentation
Easier to install , configure and maintain than the other operating systems in BSD family

OpenBSD pros for the simple desktop user:
Easy to install , compatible with most of the hardware , out of the box experience with drivers/firmware,xorg,display manager preinstalled.
Very easy and fast to install, configure and maintain ! This is what will make a huge difference for the amateur user who wants to learn more about Bsd .
Very friendly compared to other operating system in BSD family !!!

OpenBSD cons for the simple desktop user:
-Doesn't Support latest nvidia cards only very old ones.
-Graphics performance or general performance may not be the same like linux for example this will depend on your hardware of course.
-Not so many ported applications like FreeBSD

My tips

  1. If you want to quickly install and configure desktop environments and install additional software on openbsd automatically you can use this script:
    https://tinyurl.com/openbsd-desktop-install
    make sure to chmod +x so you can execute it !
  2. Tips about configuring openbsd for desktop use, laptop etc
    http://astro-gr.org/openbsd-after-install/
  3. Full OpenBSD installation - configuration Guide
    https://sohcahtoa.org.uk/openbsd.html
    openbsd.jpeg

If you have bored with linux and you want to use something different why not trying openbsd ?