A new Lisp-based OS that hearkens back to the old days of comprehensible computers

Sean Caron scaron at umich.edu
Thu Oct 1 09:48:51 CDT 2015

Who knew? Not me :O But those are all kind of "piddly" (sorry) ... I don't
think they have much "mindshare" or very many actual installations compared
to the top-line FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD ... and those BSD repackagers
don't have so much potential influence to argue over the basic direction of
*BSD, versus say, Red Hat might have with Linux ...

I would consider some like m0n0wall and pfSense exceptions because the goal
of the project is really to provide a pre-rolled security appliance rather
than an OS distribution proper ... same reason I wouldn't call PIAF a Linux
distribution, just a pre-rolled Asterisk appliance.



On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 7:45 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1 October 2015 at 02:34, Sean Caron <scaron at umich.edu> wrote:
> > While there are a few "forks" of BSD, there never was a proliferation of
> > various "distributions"; that is to say, there is only one, definitive
> > FreeBSD, one, definitive NetBSD and one, definitive OpenBSD. All are
> > significantly stripped of crud out of the box compared to Linux.
> Well, there's one OpenBSD and one NetBSD.
> Off the top of my head, FreeBSD has begotten:
> * DragonflyBSD
> * m0n0wall
> * PC-BSD
> * GhostBSD
> * NeXT BSD
> From some cursory research, there are also:
> * MidnightBSD
> * pfSense
> * FreeSBIE
> * DesktopBSD
> Whether FreeNAS and NAS4Free count is open to interpretation.
> There are others, too.
> I have played with PC-BSD and GhostBSD, both of which I quite liked
> but found too minimal for me compared to Linux. I thought MidnightBSD
> was dead but apparently there's recently been a new release, which I
> shall investigate.
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