[conspire] New distros: SimplyMEPIS 6.0-1 DVD, GParted LiveCD 0.3.1, PC-BSD 1.2
daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Thu Sep 14 18:23:14 PDT 2006
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 17:16:52 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.
>> 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,
>> 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
>> 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
> There are also a number of other special-purpose offshoots, but that seems
> to cover the "desktop" ones.
To supplement your mention of Free-, Net-, Open-, and DragonFlyBSD, as
well as Freesbie and OliveBSD, I am taking the liberty of mentioning some
you haven't, from links on a web page maintained by a BSD zealot:
FireflyBSD: no working link
Among the non-distro links on the page is:
These may fall into your "other special-purpose offshoots" category, but I
don't think it can really hurt to lengthen this topic to death. To that end:
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