FreeBSD 11.1 for FreeBSD

by The FreeBSD Project

Avg. Rating 4.6 (386 votes)

File Details

License Freeware
Operating System FreeBSD
Date Added
Total Downloads 34,503
Publisher The FreeBSD Project
Homepage FreeBSD

Publisher's Description

FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

Latest Reviews

HummingBird

HummingBird reviewed v9.2 on Oct 11, 2013

Great server.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v9.2 on Oct 10, 2013

Great server, but if you are looking for desktop linux look at Elementary OS or Deepin Linux.

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v8.0 RC2 on Oct 28, 2009

Vista a good desktop OS, yeah good one. Haven't used Windows 7 yet, but if it sucks anything like Vista then it will be worth avoiding.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v8.0 RC2 on Oct 27, 2009

This is an excellent server operating system, but one of the worst desktop operating systems ever created. FreeBSD needs to stop trying to be everything for everyone and focus solely on being a server operating system since that is the only thing it is good at. Mac OS X is the only decent desktop Unix OS and even that is not a very good one compared to Windows 7 and Vista.

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v8.0 Beta 4 on Sep 9, 2009

@ Phat Esther

If you don't know what this is or what its for don't give FreeBSD a bad review, it is for advanced computer users wanting something stable, easy to maintain (once setup), something free, and most important to some is that its not Windows. 5 to undo your 1.

Dark_Diver

Dark_Diver reviewed v8.0 Beta 3 on Aug 24, 2009

Sweet wor[l]d - "Unix". Real. Genuine. Lives on my comps from 2.2.4.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v8.0 Beta 2 on Jul 18, 2009

Only boot menu, no install, no help, no disk identify only ad18 ad20 ad 2 ad4 or what no info which disk how free space, where to install, its only game for children in the sand, not an modern operating system. What language is it dos cp\m or holecard system. Perhaps freebsd 138.42 beta36 include setup GUI. Running any program on this fantastic never installed OS? Working on PC? hahahahaha

debonair

debonair reviewed v7.2 on May 8, 2009

my server OS of choice for many years. My only gripe is that zfs hasn't been fully integrated in the bootloader yet which prevents anyone to using it on the boot partition (root can be done, not boot).

adamlau

adamlau reviewed v7.1 RC2 on Dec 29, 2008

Been off and on with FreeBSD since 4.x, easy to install, responsive when running, tuneable, slick port management, kernel compilation is not a chore as it is with a number of Linux distros. But lose two full points from five for not supporting a number of my newer hardware platforms as driver and hardware detection support is spotty. Laptops are hit and miss. I want to move away from Xubuntu into my BSD comfort zone, but until hardware support is improved, I'll have to wait until 8.x stabilizes before the transition. Hopefully.

zridling

zridling reviewed v7.1 RC2 on Dec 26, 2008

If you're not using the extremely friendly Linux distros like Fedora or openSUSE, then you owe it to yourself to load FreeBSD. You get the same look (KDE for me) and tools in a total package that is stunning in this version. Hardware support continues to grow.
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The only thing I added was the Bash shell. To do that: pkg_add -r bash or install from the ports. Then run chsh which will give you a vi window, change the "Shell: /usr/bin/csh" to "Shell: /usr/local/bin/bash".

Avg. Rating 4.6 (386 votes)
Your Rating
HummingBird

HummingBird reviewed v9.2 on Oct 11, 2013

Great server.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v9.2 on Oct 10, 2013

Great server, but if you are looking for desktop linux look at Elementary OS or Deepin Linux.

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v8.0 RC2 on Oct 28, 2009

Vista a good desktop OS, yeah good one. Haven't used Windows 7 yet, but if it sucks anything like Vista then it will be worth avoiding.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v8.0 RC2 on Oct 27, 2009

This is an excellent server operating system, but one of the worst desktop operating systems ever created. FreeBSD needs to stop trying to be everything for everyone and focus solely on being a server operating system since that is the only thing it is good at. Mac OS X is the only decent desktop Unix OS and even that is not a very good one compared to Windows 7 and Vista.

AutoBot

AutoBot reviewed v8.0 Beta 4 on Sep 9, 2009

@ Phat Esther

If you don't know what this is or what its for don't give FreeBSD a bad review, it is for advanced computer users wanting something stable, easy to maintain (once setup), something free, and most important to some is that its not Windows. 5 to undo your 1.

Dark_Diver

Dark_Diver reviewed v8.0 Beta 3 on Aug 24, 2009

Sweet wor[l]d - "Unix". Real. Genuine. Lives on my comps from 2.2.4.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v8.0 Beta 2 on Jul 18, 2009

Only boot menu, no install, no help, no disk identify only ad18 ad20 ad 2 ad4 or what no info which disk how free space, where to install, its only game for children in the sand, not an modern operating system. What language is it dos cp\m or holecard system. Perhaps freebsd 138.42 beta36 include setup GUI. Running any program on this fantastic never installed OS? Working on PC? hahahahaha

debonair

debonair reviewed v7.2 on May 8, 2009

my server OS of choice for many years. My only gripe is that zfs hasn't been fully integrated in the bootloader yet which prevents anyone to using it on the boot partition (root can be done, not boot).

adamlau

adamlau reviewed v7.1 RC2 on Dec 29, 2008

Been off and on with FreeBSD since 4.x, easy to install, responsive when running, tuneable, slick port management, kernel compilation is not a chore as it is with a number of Linux distros. But lose two full points from five for not supporting a number of my newer hardware platforms as driver and hardware detection support is spotty. Laptops are hit and miss. I want to move away from Xubuntu into my BSD comfort zone, but until hardware support is improved, I'll have to wait until 8.x stabilizes before the transition. Hopefully.

zridling

zridling reviewed v7.1 RC2 on Dec 26, 2008

If you're not using the extremely friendly Linux distros like Fedora or openSUSE, then you owe it to yourself to load FreeBSD. You get the same look (KDE for me) and tools in a total package that is stunning in this version. Hardware support continues to grow.
______________
The only thing I added was the Bash shell. To do that: pkg_add -r bash or install from the ports. Then run chsh which will give you a vi window, change the "Shell: /usr/bin/csh" to "Shell: /usr/local/bin/bash".

ssb

ssb reviewed v7.1 Beta 2 on Oct 14, 2008

Not an alternative, not simply a Unix-like, not another distribution, not some kernel plus GNU, but the real thing. The best OS for *NIX perfectionists.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

zridling

zridling reviewed v7.1 Beta on Sep 12, 2008

This along with PC-BSD is just freakin' fabulous. Nearly impossible to screw up, FreeBSD makes everything easy, starting with a lightning-fast installation.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v7.1 Beta on Sep 12, 2008

@ frater_baphomet93:
Sounds like maybe you've only ever used Linux distributions with a GUI installer. FreeBSD is as fast and easy an install as you'll find. I guess you didn't see the boot only ISO that weighs in at 36518 KB. Boot off of that and the install can be done completely from the web. See section 2.8, Choosing Your Installation Media, in the handbook. Or just complete the install with a minimal set of packages and add more later.

pkg_add -r ....
Will download and install the package and all its dependencies. You can search on freshports.org if you haven't installed the ports collection for local searching.

eaves

eaves reviewed v7.1 Beta on Sep 11, 2008

frater_baphomet93 - FreeBSD can boot and install from a single CD, I have done it several times over the past few years. Your criticisms would be more believable if there were at least a grain of truth in them.

FreeBSD has been an extremely reliable operating system in my experience. I have installed and run it on hardware ranging from 233MHz CPU with 64MB of memory up to a 3.0GHz CPU with 1GB of memory.

It just runs. and runs. and runs. and runs.

godofthunder

godofthunder reviewed v7.1 Beta on Sep 11, 2008

@>>>> frater_baphomet93

Strewth mate, I'm from Australia and i got my granny from the bush to install it on her pc without a problem.

PC-BSD is awesome also. A MUST TRY.

http://www.pcbsd.org/

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