miniBSD

miniBSD

Web site: minibsd.org
Origin: Italy (?)
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.11 | March 3, 2005

miniBSD – a mini FreeBSD based operating system for using with CF cards, USB pens or other small media. This project is created on Manuel Kasper’s scripts. The latest version is based on FreeBSD 4.x 5.x and 6.x. This mini system can fit on 16Mb Flash. MiniBSD represents a compromise between a full FreeBSD system and a minimal system like PicoBSD.

MiniBSD consists of a series of sh scripts which support users in creating a small image containing a fully functional FreeBSD operating system. MiniBSD is designed for storage media such as smart-media or flash-cards that can be used in devices like epia, soekris or other.

Authors: Davide D’Amico, Dario Freni, Gianmarco Giovannelli

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miniBSD 4.11-050303 i386 6.0MB.tgz
md5sum: 272dbc0df20dadbb1dc045bf14eaea3d
miniBSD scripts 33kB.tgz
md5sum: 6a00ef9daf24e3aff052ac504a14fe6d

 

TrueOS

TrueOS

Web site: trueos.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: TrueOS
Media: Install DVD/USB
The last version | Released: 18.12 ? | December 15, 2018
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TrueOS – an open-source Unix-like, server-oriented FreeBSD based operating system. The project started as the PC-BSD project.

TrueOS was also able to run Linux software, in addition to FreeBSD Ports collection, and it had its own .txz package manager. TrueOS supported OpenZFS, and the installer offered disk encryption with geli.

The project founder is Kris Moore.
It was under active development between 2016 and 2018, and finished in 2020.

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TrueOS 18.03 x64 2.4GB.iso
md5sum: 1dfdf1689f3430600dfa9234b25503e9

TrueOS 18.03 x64 USB 2.6GB.img
md5sum: 3e4d6b2f8bc4c0dd004ea766dba84d51

 

PC-BSD

PC-BSD

Web site: pcbsd.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Lumina
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: TrueOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 10.3 | April 4, 2016
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PC-BSD – an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD and fully compatible with it. PC-BSD is easy to use and targeted to home and office users.

It has an easy-to-use graphical installer, the default environment is KDE, but the installer (since version 9.0) also offers GNOME, LXDE and Xfce desktops. From 2014, the project developed own, Qt based with Fluxbox window manager, desktop environment called Lumina.

PC-BSD uses the “.pbi” packages. The package manager allows you to install packages with dependencies as well.
Unlike FreeBSD and Linux, the “.pbi” packages contain all the libraries needed to run the program, so the manager installs each one separately.
The advantage of this policy is ease of installing packages, the disadvantage of their large size.

PC-BSD was offered in form of hybrid DVD/USB installation media.

In August 2016, PC-BSD changed its name to TrueOS and is a rolling release operating system.

The project founder is Kris Moore.

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PC-BSD 10.0 Install amd64 3.66GB.iso
md5sum: 6ba4d8ae90f943d76ed02b6de29612f9

PC-BSD 9.0 Live KDE/GNOME/XFCE/LXDE x86 2.10GB.iso
md5sum: b3a6957c2bda29d046143e20cb31454d

 

Firefly BSD

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Web site: www.fireflybsd.com (not active)
Origin: USA ?
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: DragonFly BSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.4 ? | September 14, 2004 ?

Firefly BSD – a commercially-supported operating system based on industry DragonFlyBSD a fork of FreeBSD. It comes with complete source and binaries for the kernel, compiler, libraries, and user utilities. In addition, thousands of contributed programs have been ported to Firefly BSD and are included in the 4-CDROM set.

A LiveCD that you can boot and run off without having to install anything on your hard drive.
A parallelized networking stack that allows for better use of multiprocessors than the serialized approach taken in FreeBSD 5.
It offers a choice of KDE 3 or Gnome 2 graphical environments on top of XFree86-4.4.0.
Ability to run Microsoft Windows network drivers to support an even wider range of network devices.

The project developer is David Rhodus.

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BSDBox

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Web site: bsdbox.sourceforge.net
Origin: China ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 6.0.2 | November 4, 2005

BSDBox – a basic FreeBSD box which can run on small flash rom and small memory.

It is a reduced version of FreeBSD, similar to PicoBSD but works well on flash cards (CompactFlash, USB, DOC/DOM chips).

Requirement for run time environment :
– an i386 computer, up to Pentium 4
– at lease 32M memory
– at lease 8M disk space (or a DiskOnChip 8M)

The project founder is Ru Feng.
It was under active development between 2001 and 2005.

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BSDBox 6.0.2 i386 34KB.tar.gz
md5sum: 95dd684f2e5343c346f2733e64c31dcf

 

WiBSD

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Web site: www.wibsd.cz (not active)
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0 | July 10, 2003

WiBSD – a compact FreeBSD distribution for flash card based wireless boxes.

The system is configured with only one place (/etc/rc.conf) and all other configuration files are dynamically created during system startup. Contains optional IPFW firewall that can be easily configured.

The project developers are: Jan Pechanec, David Pasek, Vaclav Petricek.

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WiBSD 1.0 i386 530KB.tgz
md5sum: 5a257556fc166d7a0fbd1e00bf4a917a

 

WiFiBSD

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Web site: wifibsd.org (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | May 2003 ?

WiFiBSD – a minimalistic version of FreeBSD based on the 5.x branch. WifiBSD is aimed for wireless routers running on embedded devices such as boards from soekris.com. In addition to the wi driver WifiBSD includes support for Atheros’s 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Chipsets. The software is offered as a compact flash image or a small live CD.

WifiBSD was originally based on MiniBSD (also FreeBSD) by Manuel Kasper, but WifiBSD has since evolved beyond the confines of MiniBSD into a distinct project. Rather than being a manual process of reducing FreeBSD by following instruction, developer automate the process with shell scripts. The process of scripting the MiniBSD process has rendered a system much more akin to PicoBSD by Dr. Luigi Rizzo, et’all. WifiBSD is designed to work with current versions of FreeBSD and does not work with anything prior to FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE.

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NetBoz Firewall

NetBoz Firewall

Web site: www.netboz.net (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI, web interface
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.4 beta8 | May 20, 2003

NetBoz Firewall – a FreeBSD based CD-ROM firewall with a web administration interface. NetBoz works over standard FreeBSD services, giving maximum flexibility, ease of use and performance to corporate networks.

It does not use a hard disk, while all the settings are stored on a write-protectable diskette, making it virtually inmune to intrusions and power failures.

System requirements:
– Any 586 type CPU fits (Pentium or better):
* Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4 and its variants (Celeron) and the
* AMD line ( Am5x86, K5, K6, Athlon and Duron).
– The mother board must have a PCI bus. Its is desirable that it doesn’t have an integrated network card. If it has one and NetBoz is not able to detect it automatically, then it should be necessary to disable it from the BIOS and install an additional PCI network adapter.
– A minimum RAM of 64 MB, while 128 MB are enough for almost all the applications.

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NetBoz Firewall 1.4 beta8 i386 63,5MB.iso.gz
md5sum: ab1a3337e22d00c0e0aa8cfc8b76e604
NetBoz Firewall 1.2rc11 i386 53,9MB.iso.gz
md5sum: 268c6fc615bae717a9226af147caaf8b

 

TinyBSD

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Web site: tinybsd.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Embedded Systems
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 8.2 | May 6, 2016

TinyBSD – a set of tools and shell scripts, part of the FreeBSD base system (/usr/src/tools/tools), designed to make the development of embedded systems based on FreeBSD as easy as possible. The TinyBSD script can be used on FreeBSD 5.x, 6.x and 7.x and 8-CURRENT to created a mini FreeBSD version.

The project is financed by Google Summer of Code 2008. The successor of NanoBSD, largely based on its code, supported by the FreeBSD team. It is available in the FreeBSD CVS repository. It allows you to reduce the system to about 30Mb. The same as its prototype allows you to customize the system kernel and ports – not packages (pkg) as in NanoBSD. It contains six pre-defined configurations, such as Wireless Acess Point, VPN, Firewall, bridge, wrap, default, and minimal.

The latest TinyBSD 8.2 Image was built on a 8.2-STABLE system. This is a general purpose TinyBSD image file designed to be written to a 40 – 42MB CF card. It is intended to act as a Wireless or Wired router/firewall.

Developers of the TinyBSD project are Jean Milanez Melo and Patrick Tracanelli.

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TinyBSD 8.2 Stable i386 6.1MB.tar.xz
md5sum: b3de4264aeac077344c449e4cbf5301f
TinyBSD Current set of scripts 54KB.tar.gz
md5sum: 9f1f9f4ac8402be1822bfd5323f495af