The upcoming ubuntuBSD distro has been in development since March 2016, and it is now time for it to get in the spotlight. The final release is due soon, according to the latest tweet from the project’s official Twitter page.
Until today, the development of ubuntuBSD has taken place under the 15.10 version number. This means that it’s been based on the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), whose end-of-life support is approaching very fast (sometime next month).
But it looks like developer Jon Boden has been working hard in the past few weeks to rebase the upcoming OS on Canonical’s latest distribution, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), as well as the kernel from FreeBSD 10.3.
The default desktop environment of ubuntuBSD will be based on the lightweight Xfce 4.12, which has been customized for modern times. Of course, you’ll also be able to find all the latest open-source applications, such as LibreOffice, Mozilla Firefox, and many others.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht