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GNOBSD - A beginning

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I first heard about GNOBSD, a new fledgling, little known operating system, while reading a rather tragic story aptly named GNOBSD - killed by GUI-is-for-wimps hacker culture over at DistroWatch.com. Hacker culture, that sounds almost like haute couture. To cut the long story short, it turns out GNOBSD was about to bring a big change into the murky waters of UNIX and then, it hit the spiky wall of resistance and resentment of hardcore BSD fans. The developer was so dismayed that he removed the ISO file from his website, but then, after much popular demand, put it back. It's alive and kicking now.

Why you ask, all that resentment? Well, GNOBSD is an OpenBSD-based operating system with a rather unique feature little seen in the UNIX world - a bootable live DVD with automatic hardware detection, very much akin to Linux distributions. And turns out some veteran users really despised this, to the point of turning personal. But I was intrigued and decided to see what GNOBSD can do.

GNOBSD, what can it do




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