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February 24, 2004

*BSD offshoot distributions

The night before, over a beer or five, Vasil Kolev, Georgi Chorbadzhiyski, Boyan Krosnov, and I had an interesting discussion about the difference in the development model, distribution model, and/or design philosophies between the various Linux and *BSD OS's (or should I say distributions?). When Vasil asked if there were any *BSD distributions besides Free/Net/OpenBSD, I couldn't come up with a lot of examples, although I knew there were some. Well, as a first approximation, there are TrustedBSD, EkkoBSD, The FreeBSD LiveCD Project, and just today I heard about a new one, LittleBSD, which even sports some anime artwork (and there's more around the site).

I know there are more, it's just that I cannot think of them at the moment.

Posted by roam at February 24, 2004 12:20 PM


PicoBSD ;-)
home made on CFLASH

Posted by: FreeJak at February 25, 2004 10:10 AM

*Oof* Thanks a lot!

Of *course* I know about PicoBSD and DragonFly - we even discussed them with Vasil that night. No idea why they weren't mentioned in my post...

Thanks for reminding me about WifiBSD and WarBSD; I hadn't heard about the bsddeviant site, it looks interesting. And MicroBSD - it's alive?! It's been revived? <style character="Tony the Tiger">GRRRRREAT!</style> :)

Posted by: Peter Pentchev at February 25, 2004 10:44 AM

MicroBSD is back. RooTcho's working on 0.7-release.
Also check - many more are lurking there.
Take care and have a nice day ;-)

Posted by: FreeJak at February 25, 2004 02:37 PM