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RE: Creating an OpenBSD distro - Bones - 26-01-2015

john65, I'm a pretty average user, too, but if you stick with it and follow some of the good tutorials on the web, you can set up a decent desktop BSD pretty easily. Here's a good tutorial for setting up OpenBSD 5.6 with Xfce:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK60CXKIFXc

You could also go very bare-bones and stay (mostly) with base, and configure cwm to look good and keep things nice and light:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9pyChAL4AE

I have just recently (mostly) abandoned Linux in favor of OpenBSD, and I like it a lot: simple, solid, secure, stable.

JWM is a decent WM, lighter than Xfce, heavier than cwm. A good rundown of WMs here:

http://gilesorr.org/wm/table.html

My favorites are cwm, spectrwm, and evilwm.


RE: Creating an OpenBSD distro - john65 - 26-01-2015

Thanks Bones, I'll definitely check those links out.


RE: Creating an OpenBSD distro - john65 - 27-01-2015

Bones, those are both good links. I'll have to watch the CWM link again. I'm not familiar with that type of WM, but I like what I saw. Thanks :)


RE: Creating an OpenBSD distro - bsdkeith - 01-05-2015

OpenBSD 5.7 is out today.
Downloaded & installed to pendrives.
Basic install (less comp & game)(added athn & urtwn wifi)(plus mpg123 & dillo) comes in at just 551mb, add to that firefox & it is 900mb.
If you're not interested in X, then an install of the base (less comp & game)(added athn & urtwn wifi)(plus mpg123) is just 242mb.


RE: Creating an OpenBSD distro - bsdkeith - 13-05-2015

Thought people might be interested in this - http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=9108
(A lightweight desktop environment using OpenBSD 5.7)


RE: Creating an OpenBSD distro - jobss - 13-05-2015

(13-05-2015, 05:23 AM)bsdkeith Wrote: Thought people might be interested in this - http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=9108
(A lightweight desktop environment using OpenBSD 5.7)


The concept is great but the end result looks like Openbox. I am sure lots of Gentoo users will like to have a try with that, because some of them can get overly crazy with dependinces and where they come from. Portage has made them go mad with power!