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A FreeBSD-based operating system fork aimed at providing an easy-to-use desktop experience.

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MidnightBSD is a free BSD distribution forked from the FreeBSD operating system and built around the GNUstep graphical desktop environment. It aims to deliver an easy-to-use desktop-oriented OS for the masses. It is distributed under both BSD and GPL open-source licenses.

Supports 32-bit and 64-bit computers

This FreeBSD-derived operating system is available for download as installable-only ISO images that support both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) computers. The user must download and write the ISO image that corresponds to his/her computer’s architecture on a CD disc or a USB thumb drive (recommended).

Boot-only ISO images are also available for download, designed for people who just want to boot the operating system and access a minimal shell prompt, as well as virtual appliances for the VMware and Parallels virtualization software.

Boot options

When booting the ISO image from the BIOS of a PC, using either a USB stick or a Compact Disc, you will be dropped to a boot menu from where you can boot the system and load the installer, drop to a shell prompt, reboot the machine, enable ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), as well as to boot in safe mode, single user mode or verbose mode

MidnightBSD was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on September 20th, 2015

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