NomadBSD 1.4 Released With GUI For Easier Chrome / Brave / Vivaldi Browser Installation

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 3 March 2021 at 12:59 PM EST. 7 Comments
NomadBSD 1.4 is out today as the latest feature update to this operating system that is one of the BSD-based desktop initiatives.

NomadBSD 1.4 re-bases its operating system against upstream FreeBSD 12.2-p4. Meanwhile on the NomadBSD side it fixes some UEFI boot problems, better automatic graphics driver detection, improved touchpad support if wanting to run this BSD on laptops, wifimgr has replaced NetworkManager, and removal of i386 support for accelerated Intel and AMD graphics since the drm-legacy-kmod driver is now obsolete.

NomadBSD 1.4 also introduces a GUI utility for making it easier to install the Linux versions of the Chrome, Brave, and Vivaldi browsers. In turn this allows for Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Netflix, and other web services to run off NomadBSD.

NomadBSD 1.4 continues using the Xfce desktop environment by default but other window managers / desktop environments are available for installation.

More details on the NomadBSD 1.4 changes via
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