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KEY FEATURES DesktopBSD is a brand new BSD operating system with the goal to bring BSD to the masses. It's been founded by an Austrian, Peter Hofer. The first testing version has been published in March 2005. After a year, a first stable release appeared. DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users. DesktopBSD combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability and functionality of KDE and the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install.
Supported architectures AMD/Intell X86 (32bit) AMD64/Intell EMT64 (x64)
Minimal hardware requirements (AMD/Intell P3 500mhz+ 32bit cpu) (256MB RAM) (VISA compadible Video Card) (CD Rom) or (AMD64/Intell EMT64) (512MB Ram) (Nvida or ATI AGP/PCI-E) (DVD ROM) Future relases will only be DVD install
Installer - overall Very easy GUI
Package selection (?) ?
Predefined package groups (?) ?
Expert mode install (?) ?
Graphical installer (?) ?
Installer speed 20 minutes in or less in Intel P4 M 1.4 GHz with 256 RAM
Graphical system management (?) ?
Console-based system management (?) ?
Number of packages 16000
Package management, automatiic dependency resolving yes
Graphical package management tool KDE GUI to install FreeBSD from the ports or add package
System boot speed (?) ?
System responsiveness (?) ?
Popularity (?) ?
Security focus (?) ?
Stability and maturity (?) ?
Does the installer support multiple languages? Yes
Is the system localized after installation? Yes
Is manual system localization easy? (?) ?
Support for restricted formats (?) ?
Sagem DSL modem support (?) ?
Alcatel DSL modem support (?) ?
ISDN support (?) ?
Wireless support Yes via GUI too
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