I made some measurements on regarding web browsing with Firefox and Hyperthreading, since web browsing is a main (if not major) activity on a computer nowadays.

1. If the CPU supports Hyperthreading and you switch it on (hw.smt=1), pages do load approx. 20% faster than with hw.smt switched off (0).

2. Same pages do load approx. 50% faster in Firefox/Linux than in OpenBSD (under similar conditions).

I didn't make a big survey, but could confirm the results on 3 different computers.

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This doesn't mean, OpenBSD is bad. It's main focus is just not speed and performance. It's main focus is security, clear and clean structure and good documentation. That's perfectly fine.

@Haydar OpenBSD just isn't that good of a desktop OS IMHO. But so many people try to force it to be one. OpenBSD for servers is a great choice. As you already said: secure, excellent docs, and sane defaults. If you don't want to run the fancy new stuff OpenBSD is an great choice.

#Linux is cool
#OpenBSD is great
#FreeBSD is good
No hate on open source OSes

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