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  • Desktop BSDs: NetBSD-Based os108 9.1 + MidnightBSD 2.0 Released

    Phoronix: Desktop BSDs: NetBSD-Based os108 9.1 + MidnightBSD 2.0 Released

    For those looking to experiment with some BSD desktop operating systems this weekend, FreeBSD-based MidnightBSD 2.0 is out along with NetBSD-based os108 9.1...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...idnightBSD-2.0

  • #2
    Weird that it's not based on FreeBSD 12
    Last edited by dylanmtaylor; 15 November 2020, 11:29 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dylanmtaylor View Post
      Weird that it's not based on FreeBSD 12
      Agreed.

      This is why it's better to just install FreeBSD or NetBSD yourself and put whatever DE you prefer on it and have full control of the full OS yourself rather than running with someone's prepackaged stuff and deal with their dependencies. It's not hard, and if stuff breaks, it's much easier to fix when you have a better idea of what was installed from the beginning.

      This goes for Linux too. Debian is way better than Ubuntu/Mint, for the same reason. Just use the upstream. Or Arch or Gentoo :P

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      • #4
        Those anyone knows if this images are livecd's

        Because to test, a live image is the way to go..

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        • #5
          1.Why name OS108?
          -> 1 and 0 being binary bits when represented 8 bits forms a byte also the distance of Earth from the Sun is about 108 times the diameter of the Sun. hence the name. And logo is called “vyom” meaning ‘Space’
          I can't lie, that is the dumbest reasoning for the dumbest name for an OS I have ever heard.
          I mean, the name isn't important, I'm a programmer too, and we have that old adage of naming something being as hard as making it. But seriously that is just ridiculous.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dylanmtaylor View Post
            Weird that it's not based on FreeBSD 12
            It's not even based off of 11.4, which makes even less sense.

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            • #7
              Speaking of BSD operating systems, this one looks like it might be interesting once it's more mature: https://github.com/helloSystem/hello

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              • #8
                Originally posted by scratchi View Post

                Agreed.

                This is why it's better to just install FreeBSD or NetBSD yourself and put whatever DE you prefer on it and have full control of the full OS yourself rather than running with someone's prepackaged stuff and deal with their dependencies. It's not hard, and if stuff breaks, it's much easier to fix when you have a better idea of what was installed from the beginning.

                This goes for Linux too. Debian is way better than Ubuntu/Mint, for the same reason. Just use the upstream. Or Arch or Gentoo :P
                True, there are 2 problems with that though where a "Desktop spin" makes sense.

                1. There are a lot of edge packages if you want "all the things" working. For instance bluetooth or android file mounting etc. They aren't listed as hard dependencies in the DE's so you have to go track them down.
                2. There are a fair about of system turntables in FreeBSD you should set for a better desktop experience as it expects to be a server by default.

                That being said people have created instant workstation scripts..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
                  True, there are 2 problems with that though where a "Desktop spin" makes sense.

                  1. There are a lot of edge packages if you want "all the things" working. For instance bluetooth or android file mounting etc. They aren't listed as hard dependencies in the DE's so you have to go track them down.
                  2. There are a fair about of system turntables in FreeBSD you should set for a better desktop experience as it expects to be a server by default.

                  That being said people have created instant workstation scripts..
                  Yeah, over time you simply collect or note down the changes you'd want to do. But for beginner it may be a dealkiller. Already foreign OS and then you'd have to do days of research what and how to change and where.

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