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DistroWatch.com: MirOS BSD

MirOS BSD

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:12 UTC


MirOS is an operating system based on OpenBSD and synchronised with the ongoing development of its parent. The most important differences between OpenBSD and MirOS include a completely rewritten bootloader and boot manager, a slim base system without NIS, Kerberos, BIND and i18n, binary security updates for stable releases, and current versions of the GNU developer toolchain.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 200 (41), 6 months: 201 (39), 3 months: 192 (36), 4 weeks: 183 (35), 1 week: 160 (37)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 2 review(s).


MirOS Summary
Distribution MirOS BSD
Home Page http://www.mirbsd.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.mirbsd.org/rss.htm
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation Man Pages
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.mirbsd.org/getting.htm
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews  
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2008-03-17: BSD Release: MirOS BSD #10
 • 2005-12-30: BSD Release: MirOS #8
 • More MirOS releases...

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Feature #10 #8
Release Date 2008-03-16 2005-12-24
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 656-656MB  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Fvwm'95 Fvwm'95
Package Management CGZ CGZ
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GNOME Office GNOME Office, KOffice
Processor Architecture i386, sparc i386
Init Software other other
Journaled File Systems N/A N/A
Multilingual -- --
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List    
Package #10 #8
abiword (3.0.2) 2.0.12 2.0.12
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) -- --
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 2.05b 2.05b
bind (9.11.2) 9.3.4-P1 9.2.2
chromium (60.0.3112.101)    
cups (2.2.4) 1.2.11 1.1.23
dhcp (4.3.6) 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.38 1.36
firefox (55.0.2) -- 0.8
freetype (2.8) 1.3.1 1.3.1
gcc (7.2.0) 3.4.6 3.3.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.2.8 2.2.8
glibc (2.26) -- --
gnome-shell (3.24.3)    
gnucash (2.6.17) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.7.11 1.4.2
grub (2.02) 0.96 0.93
gtk+ (3.22.18) 2.10.14 2.8.6
httpd (2.4.27) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.0) -- --
kmod (24)    
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.18.0 2.8.0
libreoffice (5.4.0) -- --
linux (4.12.8) -- --
Package #10 #8
lxde-common (0.99.2)    
mariadb (10.2.8)    
mate-desktop (1.18.0)    
mesa (17.1.6)    
mysql (5.7.19) 4.0.20 4.0.20
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 2.18.3 2.8.2
NVIDIA (384.59) -- --
openbox (3.6.1)    
openjdk (8u144)    
openssh (7.5p1) 4.7 4.2
openssl (1.1.0f) 0.9.7m  
perl (5.26.0) 5.8.8 5.8.6
php (7.1.8) 5.0.5 5.0.4
plasma-desktop (5.10.4)    
postfix (3.2.2) 2.1.1 2.1.1
postgresql (9.6.4) 8.2.3 8.0.1
Python (3.6.2) 2.3.6 2.3.5
qt (5.9.1) -- 3.3.4
samba (4.6.7) 2.2.12 3.0.11
systemd (234)    
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- --
vim (8.0) 7.1 6.3
vlc (2.2.6) 0.7.1 0.7.1
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.0.5 4.0.5
xorg-server (1.19.3) -- --

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.0
from 2 review(s)



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Version: #10
Rating: 4
Date: 2017-05-14
Votes: 3


Forked from and originally based on OpenBSD, after a falling out years ago, and maintained by one principle developer in a seemingly ad hoc manner. Versions do not follow the OpenBSD release cycle, nor adopt its latest technology, and are now just very occasional snapshots with little change (and no security) information. Very stale repo with few recent packages. Adopted and then abandoned pkgsrc several years ago after the packages maintainer seemed to lose interest.

All-in-all, no longer appearing to be a serious BSD project, with little of interest technically, infrequently maintained, old packages and questionable security.




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Version: #10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-29
Votes: 1


Niche operating system for older hardware, nicer defaults, sensible default shell.

Setting /bin/ed as the default system editor is quirky but a nice touch.


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