OpenBSD 5.8 released! Support for many architectures – The 20th anniversary of the source tree


In the 20th anniversary of the OpenBSD source tree, Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.8. The OpenBSD project focuses on providing code and documentation that are correct and of high quality. This has lead to OpenBSD being regarded as a highly secure and reliable operating system. The new release features several new or improved drivers, the sudo command has been replaced with doas and some of the system installer’s default settings have been changed. “We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.8. This is our 38th release on CD-ROM (and 39th via FTP/HTTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD’s record of twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 5.8 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system.

Detailed log of changes

Errata page (CVS branch)

Release announcement and quick installer information

Listen the new songs



Download and install:

OpenBSD/macppc 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_64 bit 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/x86_32 bit 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armish 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/alpha 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/armv7 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/landisk 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/loongson 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/octeon 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sgi 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/socppc 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/sparc64 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/vax 5.8Installation Notes

OpenBSD/zaurusInstallation Notes

Quick install instructions



Note: OpenBSD is a project released under the BSD 2-Clause license.
This license is recognized as free license, but is not copyleft.

Happy OpenBSD  😀



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