FreeSBIE 1.1 Release Announcement
saturnero at freesbie.org
Mon Dec 6 05:53:13 PST 2004
It's our honour and pleasure to announce FreeSBIE 1.1, a LiveCD based
on FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE.
Some of the innovations since 1.0 include:
- A renewed series of scripts to support power users in the use of
- An installer to let users install FreeSBIE 1.1 on their hard drives,
thus having a powerful operating system such as FreeBSD, but with all
the personalizations FreeSBIE 1.1 carries.
- The presence of the best open source software, chosen and
personalized, such as X.Org 6.7, XFCE 4.2RC1, Firefox 1.0 and
Moreover, many bugs were solved thanks also to the help of numerous
beta testers which we are honoured to thank.
For more information about FreeSBIE, visit the website:
FreeSBIE 1.1 was created from the omonimous toolkit to offer users a
tool whose uses range from networking activities, to multimedia, to
The real limit FreeSBIE suffers from is user's fantasy, who will be
able to appreciate its flexibility for many uses.
Along with FreeSBIE is distributed a complete and heterogenous
collection of the best open source software now available, making it
the ideal tool for the student, the teacher, the network administrator,
the computer addicted, the scheptical, the curious and also the newbie
taking a first approach to FreeBSD 5.3.
For a complete list of the included software, please consult:
The most interesting innovation in FreeSBIE 1.1 is represented by
the presence of the installer supplied by the DragonFlyBSD Installer
Team (http://www.bsdinstaller.org), which will let users install
FreeSBIE 1.1 on their hard drive.
A help system was also created to help newcomers become familiar with
FreeSBIE 1.1, and to let them know the tools it provides.
FreeSBIE 1.1 comes with 2 Desktop Environments (apart from the
well-known shell) to satisfy the needs of those who want a lightweight
desktop environment, and those who want a complete one.
We would like to thank all the people who contributed to the creation
First of all, we would like to thank those who will inevitably be
forgotten, whose help we will never forget.
Our special thanks go to the FreeBSD core team, and to those who orbit
around it: without you we wouldn't look at the world from obscure
little windows nowadays.
We cannot forget to thank the DargonFlyBSD Installer Team, to whom
we promised to try DargonFlyBSD sooner or later: ok, we'll do it, as
long as you stop talking about KDE. ;-)
FreeSBIE 1.1 can be downloaded from one of the mirrors listed on the
or using a BitTorrent client:
MD5 checksum of the CD image:
MD5 (FreeSBIE-1.1-i386.iso) = 61e6433b8ace7c83cee281b731e73f1c
_WARNING_: Check the md5 of the mirror you are downloading from.
Given the recent Security Advisory, the iso was updated recently.
Thus, it is possible that some mirrors still haven't updated to the
most recent image file available.
Have fun with FreeSBIE,
the project team
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