Perhaps many of you remember Ubuntu’s old motto, “Linux for humans.” Now we can finally say that there is a version of “Unix for humans,” as a new project has emerged that intends to unite one core of FreeBSD with Ubuntu: ubuntuBSD. The project is still in beta, and is based on FreeBSD 10.1 and Ubuntu 15.10.
The project carries line since March 12 and has been created by Jon Boden, and takes its inspiration from Debian GNU / kFreeBSD. Something like this BSD version of one of the distros most popular is something we had never seen on Ubunlog, And the guys from Softpedia they were able to access one of their installation images to perform a small system test.
First, they emphasize that the installer works similarly to how alternative Ubuntu ISOs do, using the Debian text-based installer. This comes to clarify the type of user ubuntuBSD is targeting: advanced users looking for a more robust and reliable operating system. But that’s not all, there’s more.
XFCE as desktop and ZFS as file system
When using a core of FreeBSD the system uses the Z File System or ZFS, Which combines a file system with a logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems, to which is added a UFS-formatted partition for the directory
/boot. ZFS is fully integrated into ubuntuBSD.
According to reports, ubuntuBSD can be anything we want it to be, Which means that we can use it as a desktop operating system thanks to the XFCE desktop -which we can select during installation-, or we can use it as a server operating system -like a running Ubuntu Server — with all the tools that system administrators already know.
ubuntuBSD can be obtained at SourceForge as a ISO image for 64-bit systems. If you work with servers regularly and want to create a virtual test machine to see how it works, do not hesitate to come and leave us a comment with your impressions.