"On my main laptop, the Toshiba Satellite 1100-S101, I've been
running OpenBSD 4.4 for nearly six months. The only "sticking"
point is not having Flash 9 or 10. Flash 7 works for YouTube but
not much else. I have a few things that I do that need more
up-to-date Flash, but otherwise the OS and applications in packages
and ports have been extremely stable. I just upgraded it from
Firefox 2 to 3, and tonight I added Mplayer and successfully played
a Quicktime video. (Too bad the sound chip on the Toshiba is
broken; the video itself looked great.)
"If OpenBSD weren't so good, I'd use the Flash situation as a
excuse to run back to Linux. But I've enjoyed using OpenBSD and
learned so much over these months that for now I'm going to stick
with it. I have an identical Toshiba Satellite laptop running
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. It, too, is performing very well, although I
seldom use it since I have all of my data on the OpenBSD laptop. I
have few complaints about Ubuntu 8.04, and before it came out I
vowed to stick with the LTS for at least a year, maybe longer. I
could be persuaded to upgrade if I needed to get a newer wireless
adapter to work, but so far I haven't needed to do that. Ubuntu
remains very solid, and with better Flash support than OpenBSD it's
nice to have it as a backup.
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