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BSD and Darwin derivatives The MirOS BSD project has released MirOS BSD xi. "The MirOS Project proudly presents release 10 of MirOS BSD: MirOS xi. A mini-ISO for the installation can be downloaded from mirbsd.org. This image can be burned to a CD and used for installing over the network. The full CD image can be downloaded via BitTorrent. MirOS BSD is a secure operating system, originally based on OpenBSD, for i386 and sparc machines. Read more about it at the 'About MirOS' page.
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Distro
by Treza on Wed 19th Mar 2008 15:42 UTC
Treza
Member since:
2006-01-11

Am I the only one which feels that a distro hell is creeping in the BSD camp ?

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RE: Distro
by Oliver on Wed 19th Mar 2008 20:11 in reply to "Distro"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Yes because a fork != distro.

FreeBSD
OpenBSD
NetBSD
DragonFlyBSD

Some smaller ones:

MirOS
MidnightBSD

PC-BSD and DesktopBSD are neither forks nor distros (in terms of a Linux distro). They are preconfigured FreeBSDs.

BSD first was a patchset to original UNIX in the 70s. Later it was a fork. SunOS was a fork of BSD and so on. So there is nothing wrong about it. If _you_ don't like a fork, _you_ will not use it - so in the end the community decides about the outcome of a fork.

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RE: Distro
by Natorp on Wed 19th Mar 2008 20:38 in reply to "Distro"
Natorp Member since:
2007-06-14

Am I the only one which feels that a distro hell is creeping in the BSD camp ?


In what sense (other than there being more than the three you were previously aware of)?

In any case, there's no such thing as a BSD "distro", at least in the sense that term's applied to Linux. Linux distros are conglomerations of externally- and independently-maintained components. BSD variants separately maintain their own kernel and userland components in a highly integrated fashion, using code lineally descended from William Jolitz's 386BSD).

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