Meet ubuntuBSD, UNIX for Human Beings


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Today we have the great pleasure of introducing you to a new project that saw the light of the Internet for the first time this past weekend, on March 12, 2016. Meet ubuntuBSD!

 

What's ubuntuBSD? Well, we've asked that ourselves when we first spotted the project created by Jon Boden, and it's not that hard to figure out yourself, but just in case you're not sure, we can tell you that ubuntuBSD promises to bring the power of the FreeBSD kernel to Ubuntu Linux. It is inspired by Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.

 

ubuntuBSD looks like something that has never been done before, and as usual, we were very curious to see how it works, so we took it for a quick test drive. Please note that at the moment of writing this article, the ubuntuBSD project was in Beta stages of development, based on the FreeBSD 10.1 and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf).

 

The ISO image is similar with the one of the Ubuntu Alternate ISOs, providing users with the versatile Debian text-based installer, which from the start means that ubuntuBSD is currently targeted at the advanced Linux user who wants a more robust and reliable server or desktop operating system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unobscured Vision

That's an interesting critter. It needs more work than just using the BSD kernel though -- everything in it needs a port and recompile in order to function, iirc BSD stuff and Linux isn't 100% cross-compatible. It's like trying to use Cygwin and Linux apps -- same problem. "Almost, but not quite". There are scripts that can automate most of the work though.

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13 minutes ago, Unobscured Vision said:

That's an interesting critter. It needs more work than just using the BSD kernel though -- everything in it needs a port and recompile in order to function, iirc BSD stuff and Linux isn't 100% cross-compatible. It's like trying to use Cygwin and Linux apps -- same problem. "Almost, but not quite". There are scripts that can automate most of the work though.

That has been an issue with all the BSDs, and especially PC-BSD (the most popular BSD among desktop BSD users).  Surprisingly, a real UNIX (especially Solaris) may be a better fit for non-gamers than a BSD - it was STAR Office (now OpenOffice.org) tha attracted me to Solaris in the first place (1990) and THAT was in the bad old CDE (Common Desktop Environment) days!

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