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Old 03-20-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Greetings,

I just read about this BSD. What do you folks think? Is ubuntuBSD a good idea? Your thoughts?

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntubsd/
 
Old 03-20-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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Interesting to note I gave it a try in a vm on Virtualbox. X widows wouldn't load properly. This is very much a beta.
 
Old 03-21-2016, 05:45 AM   #3
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I was going to give it a go in vbox tonight
 
Old 03-21-2016, 09:20 AM   #4
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Shoot. A BSD for the computer clueless scooter tramp. But only in 64 bit.

I was hoping for a Atom friendly 32 bit iso. No biggy. The other ones that give me fits learning.
They come in 32 bit.

Hey. If my external Soundmine Skull Candy Bluetooth speaker can be made to work in a Ubuntu based BSD with pauvcontrol, pulseaudio, etc.....

So much the better.
 
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I am going to give it a spin !
 
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:49 PM   #6
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I am going to give it a spin !
Best of luck! Post back here please on how it goes. Maybe it does not like Intel graphics hardware; X crashed for me.
 
Old 03-22-2016, 12:04 PM   #7
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2 things:

IS NOT buntu ! it is xubuntu !!!

couldn't put on USB


Last edited by un1x; 03-22-2016 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2016, 12:05 PM   #8
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X crashed for me
U should report bug(s) !
 
Old 03-22-2016, 12:49 PM   #9
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I tried to install it on real hardware from DVD, but the Debian installer froze right after the partitioning stage. I had to hard-reboot the machine (as the keyboard had frozen as well). Overall, the installer was very slow, and for a few unpleasant seconds the empty fuchsia background reminded me of BSOD...
 
Old 03-22-2016, 02:02 PM   #10
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U should report bug(s) !
You are correct. However, as I have no intention of ever running the distro (other than a brief experiment in a VM) I'm having difficulty overcoming inertia. When I run FreeBSD either in a VM or a bare metal install I always opt for FreeBSD, not a derivative.
I wish ubunuBSD well as they move forward.
 
Old 03-26-2016, 07:13 PM   #12
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IS NOT buntu ! it is xubuntu !!!
I thought Xubuntu and Kbuntu were Ubuntu. Specifically, Ubuntu with Xfce and KDE respectfully. Different GUIs does not mean different systems.
 
Old 03-26-2016, 07:16 PM   #13
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I thought Xubuntu and Kbuntu were Ubuntu. Specifically, Ubuntu with Xfce and KDE respectfully. Different GUIs does not mean different systems.
Agreed. The underlying operating system is the same, just different DEs.
 
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:00 PM   #14
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I downloaded an ISO from Sourceforge (ugh, but that was the only option) a couple of weeks ago and installed it in vbox. I'm running the LXDE DE. It is light weight. Other than running a Unix kernel, free of systemd, the best initial impression was the ease of package management with Debian/Ubuntu aptitude/apt-get/synaptic. I played around with PC-BSD a while back, but really didn't have the time to get into its package management/update/upgrade procedures. If you are familiar with Debian based distros, you'll find UbuntuBSD admin friendly. I would be reluctant at this stage to install it directly on desktop/laptop hardware, fearing relatively scant hardware support. I wish the developers well. They are employees of Canonical doing this project on the side, and their aim is to get Canonical to recognize UbuntuBSD as an official Ubuntu distro. Here's a recent blurb on the project:

https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/0...-ubuntu-flavor
 
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Interesting. Thanks, curtvaughan. More choice is always a good thing in the open source ecosystem.
 
  


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