[conspire] New distros: SimplyMEPIS 6.0-1 DVD, GParted LiveCD 0.3.1, PC-BSD 1.2
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Sep 14 16:16:52 PDT 2006
Quoting Rick Moen (rick at linuxmafia.com):
> But those are all old-school BSDs, and would not be deemed especially
> "desktop"-friendly. For that, one turns to desktop-focussed offshoots:
> PC-BSD: The most popular. Based on FreeBSD; has KDE prebuilt. Graphical
> installer. Graphical package tool in development.
> FreeSBIE: Live CD based on FreeBSD, with HD installer. Has toolkit
> for designing/mastering your own FreeBSD-based live CD ISOs.
> DesktopBSD: Installable KDE-oriented live CD built using FreeSBIE, which
> is based on FreeBSD. Graphical package tool. In general,
> is a mainstream FreeBSD with a few extra tools, rather than
> having more radical departures as does PC-BSD.
> RoFreeSBIE: Installable KDE- or Window Maker-oriented live CD built using
> FreeSBIE. This one is from Romania. (Thus the "Ro".)
Just for completeness's sake:
OliveBSD: Live CD based on OpenBSD 3.8 with ICEwm and various graphical
apps. However, it's not HD-installable.
MirOS Project: Installable live CD based loosely on both OpenBSD
(mostly) and NetBSD (a bit). Aimed mostly at small
servers and developers' workstations, but "it _does_
come with KDE or GNOME on request".
NeWBIE: Live CD "(Ne)tBSD (W)are (B)urned (I)n (E)conomy", includes
desktop apps. Based on NetBSD 3.0.
NetBSD Live! CD: Live CD with KDE and others. Old: Based on NetBSD 1.5.2.
There are also a number of other special-purpose offshoots, but that
seems to cover the "desktop" ones.
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