DesktopBSD 1.6 for FreeBSD

by DesktopBSD Team

Avg. Rating 4.5 (19 votes)

File Details

File Size 1,488.0 MB
License Open Source
Operating System FreeBSD
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,339
Publisher DesktopBSD Team
Homepage DesktopBSD

Publisher's Description

DesktopBSD is a preconfigured operating system that provides the user with a powerful and secure system that is easy to install, configure and utilise from the moment you insert your installation CD. Powered by the latest stable release of FreeBSD, coupled with the popular KDE desktop manager, and an impressive array of specially developed graphical user tools, DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users. The base of any BSD system is the kernel and tools which are engineered to work together flawlessly. FreeBSD is supported by a core group of software engineers who work together to develop and maintain the kernel and the associated tools.

Latest Reviews

rickfithen

rickfithen reviewed v1.6 RC3 on Dec 13, 2007

Very NICE! GUI Installation = 5 Best graphical installer I have seen. Desktop = 5 Average Default is KDE. Gnome, XFCE and a slew of others are available. (However, DesktopBSD did not design the Window Manager) Package Manager = 5 Best I have seen of any Unix/Linux System. This packager builds Packages from scrath' directly suited for your system! Security = 5. More secure than any Linux Distro. Attention Windows Users! This system has more available resources, because you do not have to run AV or AntiSpyware Software. Stability 5. No blue screens here, believe me I tried to break it!. (They could have a faster release cycle, but this being the best, if the next release is even better, I'll wait.) I do not work for/with Desktop BSD, and rarely write reviews. Nice WORK!

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v1.6 RC3 on Oct 18, 2007

5 all the way!!!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.6 RC2 on Apr 16, 2007

Did a very good job with testing and presenting different video modes during install. It tested form the highest resolution down, prompting you if the layout was correct. When it found the right mode, I just had to tell it "use that one" and I was golden.

I do wish it would offer an option to AUTO-Partition the drive during install. Having to manually create partitions, etc. should not be a requirement for an easy distro.

Don't like that BSDStats are enabled by default, but it does let you toggle it off during install.

Had issues detecting sound in a Parallels virtual machine on a 24" iMac.

I really like the default KDE setup - only 2 desktops and the panel is locked.

Default Short Date formats are not that helpful for folks in North America. Plus, I had to reboot the OS to have the panel update properly when I specified new date and time formats. But the good thing is I could manually edit the entries to get the format I wanted.

Really should have Open Office installed by default.

So far, a good distro. I'll keep testing and update as merited.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (19 votes)
Your Rating
rickfithen

rickfithen reviewed v1.6 RC3 on Dec 13, 2007

Very NICE! GUI Installation = 5 Best graphical installer I have seen. Desktop = 5 Average Default is KDE. Gnome, XFCE and a slew of others are available. (However, DesktopBSD did not design the Window Manager) Package Manager = 5 Best I have seen of any Unix/Linux System. This packager builds Packages from scrath' directly suited for your system! Security = 5. More secure than any Linux Distro. Attention Windows Users! This system has more available resources, because you do not have to run AV or AntiSpyware Software. Stability 5. No blue screens here, believe me I tried to break it!. (They could have a faster release cycle, but this being the best, if the next release is even better, I'll wait.) I do not work for/with Desktop BSD, and rarely write reviews. Nice WORK!

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v1.6 RC3 on Oct 18, 2007

5 all the way!!!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.6 RC2 on Apr 16, 2007

Did a very good job with testing and presenting different video modes during install. It tested form the highest resolution down, prompting you if the layout was correct. When it found the right mode, I just had to tell it "use that one" and I was golden.

I do wish it would offer an option to AUTO-Partition the drive during install. Having to manually create partitions, etc. should not be a requirement for an easy distro.

Don't like that BSDStats are enabled by default, but it does let you toggle it off during install.

Had issues detecting sound in a Parallels virtual machine on a 24" iMac.

I really like the default KDE setup - only 2 desktops and the panel is locked.

Default Short Date formats are not that helpful for folks in North America. Plus, I had to reboot the OS to have the panel update properly when I specified new date and time formats. But the good thing is I could manually edit the entries to get the format I wanted.

Really should have Open Office installed by default.

So far, a good distro. I'll keep testing and update as merited.

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