A New UbuntuBSD Linux Operating System Nearing Launch
When Ubuntu and the BSD foundation merged together, the idea was to create an ideal platform for anyone that wants to try out their hands with a Linux-driven operating system without the required expertise of a power user.
UbuntuBSD is a result of the merger and the parties dubbed the GNU/Linux-based operating system “Linux for human beings” referring to its easy and user-friendly layout.
The project aims to combine Ubuntu/Debian platforms with the free flowing FreeBSD Kernel to bring users a stable easy to use a desktop-oriented operating system.
According to tweet post on the project’s Twitter account, the upcoming UbuntuBSD distribution which has been a development since the early part of March will soon see the light of day provided all last minute twitches goes as planned.
The previous version of the OS was driven from the 15.10 version of Ubuntu which is Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Wolf. The bad unfortunate thing about that is, Wily Wolf is approaching the end of its life support circle which is sometime next month.
But according to reports, the developers with Jon Boden being the team leader have been hard at work the past few weeks looking into the possibility of rebasing the next version of the operating system on Canonical’s newest release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus atop the FreeBSD 10.3 kernel.
The new release is expected to feature the latest open-source apps like Firefox, LibreOffice and will use the lightweight Xfce 4.12 as its default desktop environment.