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MelDJ
March 3rd, 2010, 04:33 PM
anyone tried it? i did
its openbsd + gnome + a graphical installer
while trying it i found that:
1. its extremely slow to boot into gnome
2. i cant see my ubuntu and win partition in the partitioner

hence i cant comment on how it really is. (as i didn't proceed with the install)
but i do think its a good for newbies and people who are lazy to set up X (ala me)

what do you guys think?
links:
homepage: http://gnobsd.sri-dev.de/
distrowatch: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=gnobsd

Psumi
March 3rd, 2010, 05:17 PM
You have to setup X in ubuntu? I thought ubuntu did that for you.

MelDJ
March 3rd, 2010, 05:36 PM
You have to setup X in ubuntu? I thought ubuntu did that for you.

?

MelDJ
March 6th, 2010, 04:16 PM
nobody?

sarge77
May 24th, 2011, 10:07 PM
LOL I can't even get GnoBSD to install inside virtual box let alone boot of DVD just keep getting letters with highlighted in blue.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/ctusangre/Screenshot-3.png
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/ctusangre/Screenshot-2.png
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/ctusangre/Screenshot-GNOBSD46Running-VirtualBoxOSE.png
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/ctusangre/Screenshot-1.png

Artemis3
May 25th, 2011, 06:41 AM
I would stick with Openbsd, but if you need user friendliness (a Desktop) Freebsd is very good.

Openbsd can be a little hard for newcomers, it is also pure (as in no proprietary firmwares); similar to the Gnewsense experience (no nvidia, no fglx, etc).

Openbsd is very nice in a machine doing routing/firewall or such using the console. PF is simply the superior firewall solution (also available in freebsd), i don't really fancy iptables.

Dragonfly BSD is another interesting project to try, with some AmigaOS ideas in there.

PC-BSD is intended "for the lay-person", and uses KDE by default; it is based on Freebsd so it might be your best choice, followed by Freebsd itself.

http://www.pcbsd.org/
http://www.dragonflybsd.org/
http://www.freebsd.org/
http://www.openbsd.org/
http://www.netbsd.org/

Netbsd for completeness sake, is the OS with most platforms supported ever (57).

Quadunit404
May 25th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Necrobump x2, anyone?

shobon
May 25th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Until *BSD (PC-BSD excluded) gets iwconfig and NetWorkManager support, it's a no-go for me.