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Old 07-25-2017, 04:16 PM   #16
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Firefox canít find the server at www.ubuntubsd.org.


http://www.ubuntubsd.org/
 
Old 07-26-2017, 10:15 AM   #17
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No real surprises there... though the sourceforge page is still up, but no updates in nearly a year. Looks dead.

Actually this is (wasn't?) a *BSD or a "FreeBSD derivative" - it was in fact a "GNU" and it seemed to be based on this: https://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/

(...and maybe some ported Ubuntu Linux packages. But the desktop is Xfce, so probably not that much to port...)

The name "UbuntuBSD" was in itself misleading. It may be partially Ubuntu based, as with Linux Mint, etc, but the distribution in itself is a derivative of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Regardless, that actually makes it a "GNU" with a (modified) FreeBSD kernel. Pretty much none of the FreeBSD base system, ports or package tools are included.

In "Linux land" it seems that you just need to build a few packages, think up a name, design a logo and immediately you have another addition to the many thousands of distributions... this is just yet another short lived "Linux land" (without the Linux) spin off.

And in the blurb on sourceforge site, we learn that it's "Your replacement for Ubuntu without SystemD"...

'Easy to use'/install FreeBSD based OS for x86 desktop, etc:

http://ghostbsd.org/
https://www.trueos.org/

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Old 07-26-2017, 10:49 AM   #18
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The name "UbuntuBSD" was in itself misleading.
It's heresy IMO.

I'm OK with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD but there is just something wrong about it.
 
Old 07-26-2017, 07:18 PM   #19
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It was a mistake for Canonical to make their own version. It woud have been a better idea to invest the resources in GNU/kFreeBSD than go it lone. Debian has been working on it for several years and the project would have benefited from the extra resources Canonical could have offered. Whether or not kFreeBSD would have amounted to anything is another issue, but pooling ressources would have had a better chance of creating something viable.

I am assuming it was a Canonical project. If it was a few Ubuntu users hacking away at kFreeBSD, my above anaysis is wrong.
 
Old 07-27-2017, 03:52 AM   #20
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I am assuming it was a Canonical project. If it was a few Ubuntu users hacking away at kFreeBSD, my above anaysis is wrong.
Nope, actually it seems to have been "a few Ubuntu users hacking away at kFreeBSD"...
 
Old 07-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #21
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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/
Is that thread a joke? this is not funny !

 
Old 07-28-2017, 09:09 AM   #22
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a flash in the pan ?

btw

Need help? -> https://forums.ubuntubsd.org/

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