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JabirOS: A Former Ubuntu OS Turned FreeBSD

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Published on 16 August 2013 10:24 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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A developer behind JabirOS has written into Phoronix to announce their new FreeBSD-derived project. Formerly JabirOS was based upon Ubuntu.

Muhammadreza Haghiri fired off an email this morning to announce JabirOS, a FreeBSD operating system.

JabirOS 1.0 is based upon FreeBSD 9.2-RC1 and ships with OpenBox as a window manager and SLIM as the display manager. Before getting too hopeful that this is a FreeBSD desktop operating system that's like PC-BSD but catered towards Openbox, your hopes are too high. JabirOS 1.0 doesn't yet even include a web browser, office suite, or other desktop utilities but they must be manually installed via the pkg_add package management system.

JabirOS was originally based upon Ubuntu Linux but earlier this year they switched their roots to FreeBSD. The FreeBSD-based JabirOS does have its own installer, which is a simple shell script and designed after the Arch Linux installer.

While JabirOS lacks basic desktop software by default like a web-browser and the command-line needs to be used for adding in these extra packages and installing the actual OS, the project claims to be "a beginner-friendly & desktop oriented operating system."

Those curious about the FreeBSD-based JabirOS can visit JabirProject.org. If you're looking for a bit more of a polished FreeBSD desktop derivative, check out the KDE-based PC-BSD or GhostBSD with GNOME.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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