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Contributed by jose on from the sing-along-with-puffy dept.

someone writes: "song34"

Yep, the 3.4 song is out. Enjoy: song34.mp3 and the lyrics . I haven't given it a listen yet but people like it, I guess. Make sure you look at who was doing the backing vocals, too ...

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    1. By Steve () on

      funny song

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Puffy Hood from the 'Hood...

  2. By Nate () on

    But I preferred 3.1 and to a lesser extent 3.3's songs to the others so far.

    I suppose I am more of a rock fan.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      If 3.1 is the Rammstein sounding one, that's my fav too.

      1. By nanoyak () on

        Here here... Rammstein is great and I love all the rock ones, and I like this one too.... except for the RAP... That's just me though.

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          I not a fan of rap either, but I actually enjoyed the mixed styles in this case. I think they pulled it off really well.

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        Agreed. Her(Onalea Gilbertson) voice completely blew me away. I couldn't believe the OpenBSD crew managed to find such an amazing vocalist for what is, after all, a gag (i.e. humour) aimed at a small audience, and not a serious stab at the hit parade.

  3. By andre () on

    "Back-vocals by Bob Beck, Calvin Beck, Theo de Raadt, Alan Kolodziejzyk, Jonathan Lewis & Peter Valchev."

    the new song is hilarious!

  4. By Jean-Christophe Choisy () on

    I had already made my mind up... I had to get to OpenBSD. NetBSD is just fine, really it kicks a**, but I need some more extras, like this song. I'm done. Tommorrow, the whole home network gets opened... ma', you've been warned!!

    ps: shouldn't they sel records?

    1. By Vlad902 () on

      Nah, selling records is useless, they only have one song per release, and only 5 songs in all, the songs do come on the second CD and stated on the lyrics page.

      1. By jc () on

        I was kidding for sure... I just wanted everyone to feel that I feel that this sond is cool :)

    2. By Hans Insulander () on

      I have three records by The Plaid Tongued Devils, bought them directly from them when i listened to them in Calgary. It's a great band.

  5. By Anonymous Coward () on

    We missed it! 3.4 could've been an LOTR-themed release.. :-)

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Soon - coming to the ftp server near you:

      LOTR-3.4 - Return of the Freedom

      Theo de Raadt as Aragorn,
      Todd Miller as Legolas,
      Federico Schwindt as Haldir,
      Jason Wright as Gandalf,
      Marcus Watts as Treebeard,
      Henning Brauer as Boromir,
      Miod "Grumpy" Vallat as Gimli,
      Artur Grabowski as Elrond,
      and Bob Beck as himself.

      Guest appearences:
      Chuck Yerkes as Saruman
      and Thorsten Glaser as Gollum.

      Special note: Frodo is not present in this
      release, since he was too much of a whimp.

      Screenplay by: Nick Holland

      Edited by: Jason McIntyre.

      Security was provided by: Markus Friedl, Hans Insulander, Cedric Berger and Daniel Hartmeier.

      Visual effects: Matthieu Herrb.

      Special effects: Dale Rahn.

      Very Special effects: Michael Shalayeff.

      Music by: Ty Semaka.

      Producer assistant: David Krause.

      Files keeper: Ted Unangst.

      Props production: Alexander Yurchenko.

      Props installation: Kenneth Westerback.

      Battle scenes setup: Brad Smith, Jolan Luff, Nikolay Sturm, Anil Madhavapeddy, Damien Couderc, Marc Matteo, David Lebel and Peter Valchev.

      Battle scenes cleanup: Christian Weisgerber and Mark Espie.

      Producer: Theo de Raadt.

      Distributer: Austin Hook.

      Other members of the crew were either slacking or were forgotten by yours truly due to the excessive usage of a effeciency improvement remedy called "beer".

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        What? No booth bunny involvement? How dissapointing!

      2. By zil0g () on

        where's Darren Reed?

        1. By Anonymous Coward () on

          Where's Darren Reed?

          He's the Balrog, big flaming dude.
          And i suppose GOBBLES is one of the ring wraiths,
          always seeking what he won't ever keep.

  6. By Anthony () on

    I looked but didn't find the information. Is this song released under the BSD license or another license that allows redistribution?

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on


      1. By EDOOFUS () on

        Isn't ISC the preferred license for the new stuff?

      2. By Anonymous Coward () on

        They should use a license. They have many to choose from there.

  7. By cellx () on

    It's catchy...

    wow.. what happened at 1:50minutes... yip yop..
    when did eminem start using openbsd..


    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      yeah, dat's the same ting i thought.

  8. By Jedi/Sector One () on

    Did you notice the difference of size between the MP3 and OGG versions ?

    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 2898547 Apr 17 2002 song30.mp3
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 2636244 Apr 17 2002 song30.ogg
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 2912757 Apr 17 2002 song31.mp3
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 2381018 Apr 17 2002 song31.ogg
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 2589676 Nov 01 2002 song32.mp3
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 2253880 Nov 01 2002 song32.ogg
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 7488992 Apr 13 18:25 song33.mp3
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 3238559 Apr 13 18:25 song33.ogg
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 7021714 Sep 30 13:23 song34.mp3
    -r--r--r-- 1 12187 668 5062603 Sep 30 13:23 song34.ogg

    The song from OpenBSD 3.3 is about 3.2 Mo in OGG and 7.4 Mo in MP3.

    The song from 3.4 is 5 Mo in OGG and 7 Mo in MP3.

    Looks like OGG compression is not so bad.

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      I noticed the file size difference also, so I got both files and tried to see if I could tell. In my opinion the mp3 version sounds more full. Of course this could be because a lower sample rate was used to encode the ogg file.

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Yeah, that's what happens when you encode at 256kbps...

    3. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Like with most lossy compression schemes, the Ogg Vorbis ratio is adjustable, so just comparing files size like that is quite meaningless. But yes, for a "comparable" sound quality, MP3s will definitely be larger.

      Ogg Vorbis is a really cool audio format, which IMHO sounds *way* better than MP3, even at lower bitrates. But this is subjective, so read reviews, listen to samples etc, decide for yourself.

      What sounds even better, Ogg Vorbis is 100% patent/royalty-free. The format is public domain, reference software is under a BSDish licence.

      'nuf said. See

      Time to ditch MP3 and the rest...

  9. By Sacha () on

    A typical track you'll start singing along with once a certain excess of alchohol runs through your body :)

    1. By jsolomon () on

      That's not an excess. That's a therapeutic dose for living!

      1. By ssc () on

        I don't even need alcohol for singing that.
        I'm hoarse now (really)

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