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    This link requires a subscription. Could someone share the non-subscription version?

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      LWN articles are only freely available one week after publication.

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        My understanding is that there is a special link that can be used to link a free version of the page. LWN don’t exactly encourage it, but they don’t discourage it. Could be wrong, been a while since I was a member.

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          Fixed.

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          The sad state of slowly loading SPA web sites.

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            When I’m home connecting into work (which I do about 5 hrs each week) I’ve got the following layers to get through:

            Linux on Laptop -> Qemu -> Windows 7 VM -> VPN with custom USB Token -> RDP -> Windows 7 on Work desktop -> VirtualBox -> Ubuntu VM

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              I bet that’s a joy to use.

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              The original blog post with external links.

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                https://gethttpsforfree.com/ appears to be a resource for getting a certificate from Let’s Encrypt without installing or running the automated tools.

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                  For renewal via cron you could also use this 200 loc python script with no dependencies.

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                  I prefer OpenSSH to work this way, too. It does automatically on OS X, and I have used this patch to OpenSSH before but it still hasn’t been integrated. I think I will update that patch to -current and see if I can get it integrated.

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                    update: I had some trouble integrating the 5-year-old code into the OpenBSD -current tree so I redid a bunch of it and submitted the patch to the OpenSSH guys for review.

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                      Would be awesome if this got accepted and I could throw my stupid hack away!

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                    Beginnings of a Lenovo X1 OpenBSD desktop (I’m migrating from Linux).

                    Configs for cwm, ksh, xterm, tmux and vim can be found here.

                    Initially I’m trying to use what’s in base. So far I had to reach out for vim. I might need to install a tiling window manager as well.

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                      After 15 years on Linux I could not take it anymore and have started to migrate to OpenBSD: http://git.uggedal.com/obsdenv/tree/

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                        I switched my VPS from Arch Linux to FreeBSD last week. I’m in love.

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                          Could you talk about what you love? I have actually considered doing what you have. I love Debian, but want to try BSD as well and see the differences.

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                            • Going from rolling release distribution to a more stable environment was a big plus
                            • FreeBSD has a wealthy amount of release information (they’ll tell you what they’re planning and when to expect it)
                            • The package manager (pkg) has been a very simple, yet powerful tool that I’ve gotten used to over the last few weeks
                            • Packages seem to be easier to setup and are cleaner (I haven’t verified this). I hate that Arch Linux has to have two separate entities, “official packages” and “AUR packages”… This is a frustrating model, in my opinion.
                            • FreeBSD takes their security very seriously – they have a page dedicated information on security here
                            • They have excellent documentation
                            • They have an excellent handbook
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                          I would be using NetBSD right now, save for the fact that ghc isn’t stable, the haskell ecosystem is terrible. Now that I think about it, I could probably just run linux VMs on a simple and secure NetBSD host.

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                          Working on my highly opinionated linux distro: Bare Linux. It’s my take on what a lightweight distro should look like. Uses musl libc, suckless' sbase and some parts ported from OpenBSD. It’s not usable yet, but it can be bootstrapped from modern linuxes and is self hosting in a user namespace.