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VirtualBSD 9.0 Released 65

Posted by timothy
from the virtualbox-actualbox dept.
ReeceTarbert writes "VirtualBSD 9.0 is a desktop-ready FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE built around the XFCE Desktop Environment for good aesthetics and usability, and is distributed as a VMware appliance (that can also be made to work with VirtualBox) so even non techies can be up and running in minutes. The most common applications, plugins and multimedia codecs are ready since the first boot and chances are that you'll find VirtualBSD very functional right out of the box. However, it should be noted that VirtualBSD is more a technology demonstrator than a fully fledged distribution, therefore is squarely aimed at people that heard about FreeBSD but have never tried it, didn't have enough time to build the system from scratch, or have since moved to a different OS but still need their FreeBSD fix from time to time."
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VirtualBSD 9.0 Released

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  • Re:Interesting (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @12:58PM (#38807031)
    It seems that your entire post is based on the fact you've confused the *BSD operating systems with the BSD license. The FreeBSD community isn't antisocial (not sure how the licensing of a kernel causes its users to be antisocial). It's not very large, but it's active and actually seems to be more supportive then a large chunk of the Linux community I've experienced.

    The glaring exception to all of this is the OpenBSD guys... they're borderline fascist about their licensing, and they run you out of town if you ask for help without kernel dumps and detailed debugging information.

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