We haven’t known anything about this new project using Ubuntu and BSD for a long time, but that doesn’t mean its developers were idle. So after several days we have the first beta of the UbuntuBSD distribution. This beta corresponds to version 16.04 and is nicknamed New Hope or New Hope.
UbuntuBSD 16.04 brings together the best of both worlds: Linux and BSD. On the one hand it puts the best of BSD and on the other hand, it takes the rest of the elements and programs of Ubuntu to make the novice user able to enter the BSD world with the help of Ubuntu.
UbuntuBSD 16.04 will use Xfce and not Unity as the main desktop
As we see in this beta, UbuntuBSD 16.04 will have Xfce as its main desktop; the beginning will not be commanded by systemd but it will be a mixture of Busybox and OpenRC, a creation that should not be lost sight of because it could be more effective than other programs currently used, and can be implemented by other official flavors of Ubuntu or even by Ubuntu. It is expected that this version will be released later this year, It appears that UbuntuBSD will not follow the Ubuntu release schedule nor will it be released every six months as the main release, although it just seems so.
Unfortunately, for now we only have 64-bit installation imagesThat is, if we do not have the power to create a 64-bit virtual machine or simply do not have this platform, we will not be able to test this new distribution. in that link we will be able to get the first beta of UbuntuBSD 16.04, as well as other developments in the distribution.
Personally I think UbuntuBSD 16.04 will be a great taste or at least a large distribution although it will not be aimed at novice users, this I have no doubt, in any case it seems that the word “stability” will be present in this distribution What do you think?