Synonyms for desktopbsd or Related words with desktopbsd
Examples of "desktopbsd"
is essentially a customized installation of FreeBSD and is not a fork of FreeBSD.
is always based on FreeBSD's latest stable branch but incorporates certain customized, pre-installed software such as KDE and
utilities and configuration files.
As of May 2010 development of
has been restarted under new leadership.
On 7 September 2009
1.7 was made available on the project site.
A common misconception about
is that it is intended as a rival to TrueOS as a BSD-based desktop distribution, since they are similar in structure and goals. However, the
project was started approximately one year before the PC-BSD project, despite the fact that the first PC-BSD release came out before DesktopBSD's. Neither the
nor PC-BSD projects intend to rival each other and are completely independent projects with distinctive features and intended outcomes: for example,
uses ports and packages for additional software installation, whereas PC-BSD introduced PBIs.
The following FreeBSD based distributions use Metalink for ISO image distribution:
, MidnightBSD, and TrueOS.
Development and announcements stopped soon afterwards, leading to speculation that the project had been dropped again. However, on 10 March 2013, a forum post appeared announcing that the project was "in the process of being revived." The roadmap for
2.0 was announced in September 2015 on the
site, along with posted screenshots of a GNOME3-based desktop.
is a Unix-derivative, desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. Its goal is to combine the stability of FreeBSD with the ease-of-use of K Desktop Environment 3.5, which is the default graphical user interface.
The current release is 1.7 which was made available on September 7, 2009. The release announcement stated "This is "the last and final release" of the
project" because the lead developer could no longer contribute the time required to maintain it.
A number of BSD OSes use stylized version of their respective names for logos. This includes macOS, TrueOS, GhostBSD,
, ClosedBSD, and MicroBSD. TrueOS's slogan is "Personal computing, served up BSD style!", GhostBSD's "A simple, secure BSD served on a Desktop." DesktopBSD's "A Step Towards BSD on the Desktop." MicroBSD's slogan is "The small secure unix like OS."
Early versions of Mac OS X shipped with tcsh as the default shell, but the default for new accounts is bash as of 10.3. (tcsh is still provided, and upgrading the OS does not change the shell of any existing accounts). The tcsh is the default root shell of FreeBSD (the default user shell is POSIX-based) and its descendants like DragonFly BSD and
MidnightBSD began as a fork from FreeBSD in 2005. The founder of the project, Lucas Holt, wished to create a BSD derived desktop operating system. He was familiar with several live CD projects, but not the work on PC-BSD or
. At the same time, he also had an interest in GNUstep. The two ideas were folded into a plan to create a user friendly desktop environment.
BSD has been the base of a large number of operating systems. Most notable among these today are perhaps the major open source BSDs: FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, which are all derived from 386BSD and 4.4BSD-Lite by various routes. Both NetBSD and FreeBSD started life in 1993, initially derived from 386BSD, but in 1994 migrating to a 4.4BSD-Lite code base. OpenBSD was forked in 1995 from NetBSD. The three most notable descendants in current use—sometimes known as "the BSDs"—have themselves spawned a number of children, including DragonFly BSD, FreeSBIE, MirOS BSD,
, and PC-BSD. They are targeted at an array of systems for different purposes and are common in government facilities, universities and in commercial use. A number of commercial operating systems are also partly or wholly based on BSD or its descendants, including Sun's SunOS and Apple Inc.'s macOS.
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