FuryBSD Is A New Attempt At A Desktop Focused BSD

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 5 November 2019 at 08:00 PM EST. 24 Comments
Joe Maloney of iXsystems has lifted the wraps on FuryBSD, a new desktop BSD focused on tight integration with FreeBSD. FuryBSD joins the likes of MidnightBSD and GhostBSD on providing a sane and easy-to-use desktop experience out-of-the-box along similar lines to the former PC-BSD (TrueOS).

FuryBSD is being done by a team separate from the former TrueOS desktop (PC-BSD) efforts and is focused on tight integration around upstream FreeBSD for low overhead and better compatibility.

The FuryBSD manifesto details the OS as a lightweight desktop distribution, initially to be tracking FreeBSD 12, provide good support for the likes of Firefox and other popular desktop software, and to have about a 1.2GB download size. Xfce is serving as their default desktop environment.

Items to be tackled soon include third-party graphics/wireless driver support, making the LiveCD experience more welcoming, out-of-the-box printer support, more default applications, good ZFS replication support, proper QA, and other features.

More details on this new desktop BSD at FuryBSD.org.
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