Joe Maloney has recently announced FuryBSD, a custom desktop based FreeBSD system that acts as a liveCD as well as installer. This will allow users to easily test out FreeBSD, and also utilize a familiar desktop environment with it before committing to install. Check out the FuryBSD website below to download the ISO/image and try it for yourself.
Joe Maloney unveiled his newest creation, FuryBSD, at the October KnoxBUG MeetUp. Joe talks about how FuryBSD is based on FreeBSD and takes a no-nonsense approach to create a FreeBSD Desktop experience that works out of the box.
Although FuryBSD may resemble past graphical BSD projects like PC-BSD and TrueOS, FuryBSD is created by a different team and takes a different approach focusing on tight integration with FreeBSD. This keeps overhead low and maintains compatibility with upstream. This means we rely on the FreeBSD tools to perform essential system functions like installing and updating the system. To learn more about our team’s ethos, read our manifesto.
FuryBSD website: https://furybsd.com