BSDanywhere 4.6

BSDanywhere is an OpenBSD Live CD - enlightenment at your fingertips.
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BSDanywhere is an OpenBSD Live CD - enlightenment at your fingertips. It consists of the entire OpenBSD base system (without compiler) plus graphical desktop, an unrepresentative collection of software, automatic hardware detection and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices as well as other peripherals.

BSDanywhere can be used as a productive Unix system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system or hardware testing platform. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk, so your already installed data will be left alone.

BSDanywhere is currently in a stage of 'alpha'. This means, there are several known bugs, inconveniences and likely problems we don't even know of. Be aware.

Once we've reached some level of maturity we will have two official releases per year, every May and November. Naturally, the release naming scheme as well as the release cycle is coupled to the OpenBSD project.

last updated on:
November 6th, 2009, 7:20 GMT
developed by:
BSDanywhere Team
license type:
BSD License 
ROOT \ System \ Operating Systems \ Other
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What's New in This Release:
  • Upgrade base system to OpenBSD 4.6 and packages accordingly. Please see the OpenBSD site for a list of changes since 4.5. OpenBSD 4.6 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system.
  • Replace Enlightenment desktop (E17) with ICEwm, for which we use a slightly adjusted 'icedesert' theme including BSDanywhere wallpapers. It starts quicker, is easy to customize and very stable.
  • Space we gained by swapping the window manager has been spent on adding the XMMS music player, the IRSSI chat client, the XFE file manager, the Mutt email client and the OpenNX client.
  • ddb, the kernel debugger, may now be invoked from the console using CTRL-ALT-ESC.
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