Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 17:21 UTC, submitted by Lucas Holt
BSD and Darwin derivatives MidnightBSD 0.1 is now available. It includes several software packages such as ksh, sudo, OpenNTPD, gcc 3.4.4, BIND 9.3.4 (plus patch), and others in the base system. "MidnightBSD is a desktop operating system for x86 compatible, and soon amd64 compatible architectures. It was originally based on FreeBSD 6.1 Beta. The goal of the project is to create a BSD with ease of use and simplicity in mind."
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meh
by estrabd on Tue 7th Aug 2007 22:46 UTC
estrabd
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2006-01-18

I am not sure what is new about the goals of this "fork". At least DfBSD has a central, interesting goal. After going through the entire site, I have found nothing compelling about this "fork"...and why even fork off of a beta?

I have a strong suspicion that they are going to end up tracking FreeBSD's 6.x similarly to PCBSD - only MNBSD will do it much more poorly.

If anyone knows what is so darn special about their goals, please let me know because I really want to find a reason to look at this project in a positive light.

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RE: meh
by dbolgheroni on Wed 8th Aug 2007 00:08 in reply to "meh"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

I do not want to flame this forum, but I actually thought the same thing.

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