Theo de Raadt is known for being rather abrasive when it comes to OpenBSD and its security. I’ve never met the man so I don’t know for sure. Per other articles I’ve read, he has angered many with his firm stance on security and doesn’t suffer fools, whiners, or middle-of-the-road security advocates lightly. But shouldn’t we have at least one publicly available OS that simply says security is the No. 1 concern and everything else is secondary?
If you are new to Linux or BSD, I suggest buying an OpenBSD book. My current favorite is Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid by Michael W. Lucas from No Starch Press. Anyone should be able to read this book, download OpenBSD, and get it running as quickly as possible.
So make another new year’s resolution. Download and install OpenBSD and see what it can do for you.