I was interested in 3 installations:
1 for a firewall with Apache and PHP
1 for a server with Samba and mysql
1 for a laptop with xwindows and Opera
OpenBSD seemed ideal for the firewall and Apache,
however they announced that they can no longer distribute the latest Apache
due to licensing issues (OpenBSD will keep Apache at version 1.3.29).
OpenBSD also has some problems updating ports. FreeBSD has a nice portupgrade package
that OpenBSD and NetBSD do not have.
Opera has an install port for FreeBSD,,br>
however with OpenBSD and NetBSD it can only run under linux emulation
Freebsd doesn't relabel disk drives when one fails (using PCI IDE port expanders).
OpenBSD, NetBSD, and Linux (Fedora) relabel drives on reboot and reshuffle the assignments if 1 is failed.
Apache HTTP Server is presently at release 2.2.0 (2/2006)
Opera 8.5 is the latest version (2/2006)
The Windows install includes Java support, the FreeBSD version does not
FreeBSD ports collection includes Opera
Afterstep 2.2.00 was released 1/9/2006
FreeBSD ports has Afterstep (ver ???)
OpenOffice 2.0.1 is the most recent (2/1/2006)
The latest production version is 5.0 (2/1/2006)
FreeBSD also has version (??) in its ports
Netscape 7.1 is the latest version (7/1/04)
Lynx 2.8.6 is provided by FreeBSD ports
The most recent stable release (7/1/04) is 2.8.5
CPUBurn - heavily load CPU Chips
Memtest86 - Memory Diagnostic
disktest - Disk Diagnostic