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Postby molom on Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:30 am

Does anyone think there should be a BSD Mint just for people who want to have servers or have an OS that is radically stable and radically easy to use?

There is PC-BSD and Desktop BSD, but they both use KDE and aren't very nice looking. It would be nice for Mint to also enter this market to grab a hold of BSD users. You could eventually get them to like Mint so much they might try to use Linux just to see how Linux is compared to BSD.

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Re: BSD Mint

Postby belovedmonster on Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:18 am

I don't know if Mint's core audience (people who want the most user friendly Linux distro) really care about Servers. Plus each time theres a new version of Mint I begin to wonder what people must think of us!
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby molom on Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:27 am

belovedmonster wrote:I don't know if Mint's core audience (people who want the most user friendly Linux distro) really care about Servers. Plus each time theres a new version of Mint I begin to wonder what people must think of us!


I don't know about the server bit. I've met some IT that wanted a server that was easy to set up. They tried Mandriva or something and they ended up using a Mac as a server instead. I think only very tech people would use a hardcore Linux server, why not make a server edition for the small businesses that want a server, its just a thought.

Who cares about what people think of us! We make good distros and if they don't like it, thats their problem. We are trying to suit needs and we're doing it well. The Linux Mint community is the friendliest and the best. How many ubuntu derivatives are there, why cant we make many derivatives for each DE or need. I am proud to be in the Linux Mint Community.

PS. I'm not arguing against you belovedmonster, I'm just sharing my Mint spirit :D
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:40 am

belovedmonster wrote:I don't know if Mint's core audience (people who want the most user friendly Linux distro) really care about Servers.

Server? Yes but BSD can also be used for the desktop and home user, not only for server!
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFlyBSD are interesting alternative to Linux even if not really 'newbies'. :wink:

molom wrote:There is PC-BSD and Desktop BSD, but they both use KDE and aren't very nice looking.

Not very nice? I'm not agree with you :lol:
And these are not the only possibilities. You have also FreeSBIE, MidnightBSD, OliveBSD, RoFreeSBIE or TrueBSD... :D
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby molom on Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:11 am

I just don't like the artwork that PCBSD & Desktop BSD offer, thats all. But BSD Mint could be a really nice project. I'm no developer, but someone can take the job if Clem says its alright to do such a project.

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Re: BSD Mint

Postby McLovin on Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:15 pm

I've actually been thinking about trying BSD out, just to see how it is, if I saw a Mint BSD, ohh, ohh ohh, haohohaohaohoahoah, ummmmmmmmm...........'scuse me :oops:
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby molom on Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:08 pm

McLovin wrote:I've actually been thinking about trying BSD out, just to see how it is, if I saw a Mint BSD, ohh, ohh ohh, haohohaohaohoahoah, ummmmmmmmm...........'scuse me :oops:


PC BSD is the one that has been mostly updated recently and it has its own software portal like Mint, but the theme it uses as default it quite ugly. Desktop BSD looks more decent, but it isn't as updated as PC-BSD. A Mint BSD would be really nice, I would love someone to take this project, it would be a big thumbs up for BSD in marketing. I've read that BSD isn't as popular because they focus more on the stability and experience than the marketing. Linux focuses on both and that is why BSD is a lot more stable than Linux.

I think if someone uses the FreeBSD base and then installs all those codecs and then install the Mint Gnome UI and the Mint apps, it could go somewhere really quickly. I wish I could start one, but I'm have no experience in developing or programming.

How does this look? ;)

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Re: BSD Mint

Postby belovedmonster on Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:09 am

OK that logo does look pretty sweet, I think if thats going to be the logo then we should definitely start on a Mint version :mrgreen:
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby molom on Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:15 am

belovedmonster wrote:OK that logo does look pretty sweet, I think if thats going to be the logo then we should definitely start on a Mint version :mrgreen:


You know anyone thats interested in starting BSD Mint
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby belovedmonster on Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:56 am

Nope!
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby nero on Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:07 pm

A re-do of BSD has already been-done. Look at TrueBSD. It is truly beautiful, fast, secure but won´t do wifi (for me) or it would be my distro of choice for my old Dell laptop.
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby NoClue! on Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:10 am

Molom, your getting mintomaniacal. Whats next, vista mint? lol
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby molom on Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:20 am

NoClue! wrote:Molom, your getting mintomaniacal. Whats next, vista mint? lol


I don't think Vista is good enough to have a radically stable desktop or server, so... no, Vista Mint won't exist ;) .
Although I would love a Mint BSD, firstly I would use it. Imagine how many BSD people would use it instead of Desktop BSD, PC BSD, True BSD and every other user friendly BSD.

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Re: BSD Mint

Postby sean111 on Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:56 pm

My suggestion would be to instead do a mint port of Gentoo since it's the fusion of what most love of BSD into Linux. That way code can be kept semi on par with the Ubuntu systems as well as the ability to take advantage of the Portage system Gentoo provides (Sorry if my post seems a little off, currently trying to do major calculations using a MSSQL Stored Procedure :cry: )
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby McLovin on Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:11 pm

If someone could help out with the coding and writing for this, I would be willing to hop in and get my hands dirty building a MintBSD, but I would need alot of help as I have never done OS development.
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Re: BSD Mint

Postby molom on Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:08 pm

McLovin wrote:If someone could help out with the coding and writing for this, I would be willing to hop in and get my hands dirty building a MintBSD, but I would need alot of help as I have never done OS development.


I can't help you at all. I know nothing about doing such work. Maybe Boo or merlwiz could help you out.
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