Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 21:37 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "Last year the Italian FreeBSD user group, GUFI, rekindled the FreeSBIE project to develop a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system. After more than four months of development, and an equal number of beta releases, the project released FreesBIE 2.0 this month. Codenamed Clint Eastwood, the live CD is based on the recent FreeBSD 6.2 release, and is an ideal platform to experience BSD and learn how things are done in BSD land."
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Downloading it now...
by bubbayank on Sat 27th Jan 2007 06:44 UTC
bubbayank
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2005-07-15

Have a new MBP and Parallels, wanted to try something w/a GUI in Parallels.

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blah
by lester on Sat 27th Jan 2007 07:35 UTC
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2007-01-27

who wants to use that FreeSBIE, when a perfect bsd-live-cd allready exists - Frenzy

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RE: blah
by Oliver on Sat 27th Jan 2007 09:52 UTC in reply to "blah"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

People who can think? FreeSBIE was the first live cd for FreeBSD and it's more like Knoppix. Frenzy is more an admin cd like grml for Linux. So it's something rather different.

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RE[2]: blah
by Doc Pain on Sat 27th Jan 2007 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE: blah"
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2006-10-08

"People who can think? FreeSBIE was the first live cd for FreeBSD and it's more like Knoppix."

FreeSBIE is good for D&C (demonstrating and convincing) people will small knowledge and / or experience. "Hey, look how colorful it is! And it can play MP3s!" :-) No, I don't want to talk bad about FreeSBIE, I used it at work for months because the "Windows" box was messed up and dysfunctioning in nearly every aspect. It can be used to restore operation availability, to do multimedia stuff, e-mail, web browsing and of course diagnostics (dmesg, pciconf, nmap, ethereal etc.).

BTW, if I remember correctly, there have been live system CDs before FreeSBIE, i. e. the 2nd CD of the 5.0 CD set. It contains a (rudimentary) live system for rescue purposes. No X, no eye candy. But at least a live system.

"Frenzy is more an admin cd like grml for Linux. So it's something rather different."

I will have a look at it, download is running at this moment...

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RE: blah
by bubbayank on Sun 28th Jan 2007 10:11 UTC in reply to "blah"
bubbayank Member since:
2005-07-15

I'm posting from it now. I didn't have to do anything besides boot it and type "startx". I think it's pretty cool to have X and a handful of simple tools on one CD.

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Dejanotsovu?
by JamesTRexx on Sat 27th Jan 2007 12:00 UTC
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Member since:
2005-11-06

Strange, I needed FreeSbie yesterday to check the videocard on a Windows laptop, remembered reading there was a usb mouse issue with 2.0 and 2.0 was replaced with 2.0.1, deleted the iso I downloaded when it just came out, and then found out there was no 2.0.1...
I think I should lay off the booze or stop watching the Matrix. Maybe both... *goes off to bend some spoons*

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RE: Dejanotsovu?
by Oliver on Sat 27th Jan 2007 14:43 UTC in reply to "Dejanotsovu?"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15
RE[2]: Dejanotsovu?
by JamesTRexx on Sat 27th Jan 2007 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Dejanotsovu?"
JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

Thanks!
Although now I can no longer be sure about being unsure of myself... I think. o.O;

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