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  • It's Official But Sad: TrueOS Is Over As Once The Best Desktop BSD OS

    Phoronix: It's Official But Sad: TrueOS Is Over As Once The Best Desktop BSD OS

    It's been on life support for a while but to much sadness, TrueOS indeed is no longer being maintained as the once very promising downstream of FreeBSD that for a while offered arguably the best out-of-the-box BSD desktop experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...No-More-TrueOS

  • #2
    so the only contributor and user of THIS THING finally gave up ...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Candy View Post
      so the only contributor and user of THIS THING finally gave up ...
      Yes, it's good news for BSD,... Although some people see it as less diversity, actually it's less of reinvention of the wheel. There's huge list of BSD systems, but BSD is maybe third most used OS (after Windows, iOS, Linux),... and that division of forces and energy just makes it worse: "United we stand, divided we fall."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kravemir View Post

        Yes, it's good news for BSD,... Although some people see it as less diversity, actually it's less of reinvention of the wheel. There's huge list of BSD systems, but BSD is maybe third most used OS (after Windows, iOS, Linux),... and that division of forces and energy just makes it worse: "United we stand, divided we fall."
        That's a very distance third.

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        • #5
          R.I.P.

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          • #6
            Lol, finally. It was nonsense to develop a dead-OS distro. BSD is dead as all the eyes are kept on Linux for years, and you can't make it better (at least until you have a big amount of money).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Britoid View Post

              That's a very distance third.
              Not really if you count PS3s and PS4s. But just like iOS and Android, that is a bit of a scummy remix.

              The FreeBSD userbase is also larger than most individual Linux distros. It also has more developers than Linux Mint for example and that seems fairly popular and well liked.

              That aside, I don't feel that FreeBSD needs desktop distros. It is trivial to type 1 pkg install command to get a full desktop environment so it is a waste maintaining an entire distro just for that.

              Originally posted by StarterX4 View Post
              Lol, finally. It was nonsense to develop a dead-OS distro. BSD is dead as all the eyes are kept on Linux for years, and you can't make it better (at least until you have a big amount of money).
              Yes, that is what Windows users have been saying for years about Linux. Sounded just as naive as your statement

              Open-source software can never die. Even TrueOS can be forked and maintained
              Last edited by kpedersen; 03-28-2020, 06:26 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Britoid View Post

                That's a very distance third.
                Well, not all third places are generated equal.

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                • #9

                  Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
                  The FreeBSD userbase is also larger than most individual Linux distros. It also has more developers than Linux Mint for example and that seems fairly popular and well liked.
                  Some individual distributions don't count. Linux kernel itself has much more developers than entire FreeBSD, so when counting Linux Mint developers you should count Kernel developers as well. Not to mention GNU, Gnome, KDE developers.

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                  • #10
                    The only reason companies are choosing BSD for things like the Playstation is because its not under the GPL license.

                    That's the only thing it has going for it.

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