Creating an OpenBSD distro - BSD
Bones
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.
john65
Thanks Bones, I'll definitely check those links out.
john65
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 :)
bsdkeith
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.
bsdkeith
Thought people might be interested in this - http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=9108
(A lightweight desktop environment using OpenBSD 5.7)
jobss
(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!




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