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Old 20th March 2016
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What do you folks think about this new BSD?

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Heh, I'm afraid to say anything here, some person felt that I was being insulting on FreeBSD forums, when I'm really far too old to get into forum fights. https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/55560/

Anyway, it seems interesting, but as has been mentioned, there have been other efforts by Debian and Arch,and probably Gentoo, which probably attracts more with an interest in FreeBSD than others, that just haven't taken off. I also think Ubuntu may ask them to use a different name.

I was thinking of trying in VirtualBox. As Mike Lucas said, lightheartedly on twitter, it's one way to legally get ZFS on Linux.
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I was thinking of trying in VirtualBox. As Mike Lucas said, lightheartedly on twitter, it's one way to legally get ZFS on Linux.
I was thinking the same thing.

Edit: Added later. I had a closer read of your comments and did not read anything that could be construed as trolling in my opinion. Some people on occasion take offense easily. Downloading the ISO and will try to install it in vbox.
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I tried ubuntuBSD in virtualbox on Slackware and it was not very impressive. X windows did not load properly. Oh well.
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I also gave it a quick try. I'm not sure what I missed, but I wasn't able to make a zfs partition as root, and stopped there. I'm not interested enough in it to spend too much time--nothing against the concept, just that it doesn't interest _me_ enough to put effort into it. I was expecting an easier install.
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I also gave it a quick try. I'm not sure what I missed, but I wasn't able to make a zfs partition as root, and stopped there. I'm not interested enough in it to spend too much time--nothing against the concept, just that it doesn't interest _me_ enough to put effort into it. I was expecting an easier install.
Indeed. I'm not motivated to investigate further.
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What do you folks think about this new BSD?

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntubsd/
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The truly bewildering question here is: why choose Sourceforge for new projects in 2016?
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Heh, I'm afraid to say anything here, some person felt that I was being insulting on FreeBSD forums, when I'm really far too old to get into forum fights. https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/55560/
Do not worry about it. I read the thread you linked to and found nothing wrong with your post. On the contrary, the meaning of your post is clear. Anyone who interprets an imaginary insult in it, is the kind of person who looks hard to find offence in everything.

As for Ubuntu-BSD, I doubt it will last long. Debian has had a more serious BSD-Linux merging project for several years and it never went anywhere. And long-time Debian users would be more attracted to such a project than Ubuntu users. The text-based installer will scare away most of them.
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