Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Mar 2009 15:03 UTC, submitted by Reece Tarbert
FreeBSD If you wanted to try FreeBSD but didn't have the right hardware, or enough time to make it useful on the desktop, VirtualBSD might fit the bill: it's a VMware appliance based on FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE and features the Xfce 4 Desktop Environment and a few of the most common applications to make it very functional right out of the box. If you're curious you can have a look at the screenshots, or proceed to the download page and grab the torrent file right away (note: VirtualBSD also works in VirtualBox 2.x as long as you create a new virtual machine and select the virtual disk from the archive instead of creating a new one).
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Comment by foldingstock
by foldingstock on Tue 10th Mar 2009 15:34 UTC
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2008-10-30

Looks interesting. Is this an attempt to get more people to try FreeBSD?

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RE: Comment by foldingstock
by karunko on Tue 10th Mar 2009 16:12 in reply to "Comment by foldingstock"
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2008-10-28

Yes, that's the main reason for VirtualBSD. As the FAQ says: "FreeBSD is a very well regarded OS but, regrettably, it's not exactly popular -- especially on the destkop".

As long time FreeBSD users and supporters we'd like to see more people trying it out and we think a virtual appliance is a very straightforward way to do that.



Reece

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