2023-03-13 | 6 minutes reading

Is OpenBSD for you?

This blog post is a step by step wizard for those who think about using OpenBSD as a primary OS and daily driver, but don't know if it meets the requirements. I am trying to focus on desktop/laptop use in this case. First thing most people would probably ask is, if they will be able to run their current personal setup after migrating to OpenBSD, or at least, if there is a working alternative for those apps/functionalities which are not available. So here is the software and hardware list of things you need to consider.

Hardware compatibility

Software Compatibility


Performance is much worse than other operating systems. It's a toll for simplicity and additional security

Ease of use

Types of use

Average OpenBSD John Doe

So, who is the average user of this operating system?

Avergage OpenBSD computer

What is then the mainstream OpenBSD hardware setup you may ask? How should I use it to have the least number of issues and go with the flow?

tags: OpenBSD, Laptop