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Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

NomadBSD is a 64-bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data recovery.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 99 (119), 6 months: 107 (99), 3 months: 94 (136), 4 weeks: 36 (327), 1 week: 108 (82)

Average visitor rating: 7.56/10 from 16 review(s).

NomadBSD Summary
Distribution NomadBSD
Home Page http://nomadbsd.org/
Mailing Lists https://www.freelists.org/list/nomadbsddevs
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://nomadbsd.org/handbook/handbook.html
Screenshots http://nomadbsd.org/screenshots.html DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://nomadbsd.org/download.html
Bug Tracker
Related Websites https://www.freebsd.org/
Reviews 1.2: It's FOSS
1.1: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-18: Development Release: NomadBSD 1.3 RC1
 • 2019-04-21: Distribution Release: NomadBSD 1.2
 • 2019-01-18: Development Release: NomadBSD 1.2 RC1
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Feature 1.2 1.1
Release Date 2019-04-21 2018-07-07
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2000 2000-2000
Free Download IMG IMG
Installation Text Text
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox
Package Management pkg pkg
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 x86_64
Init Software RC RC
Journaled File Systems UFS, ZFS UFS, ZFS
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 1.2 1.1
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Version: 1.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-06-26
Votes: 5

Very very nice distro, I tried to use it but I had some problems: fuse don’t work and I can’t browse windows partition and USB stick or external hard disk, and more: in a Lenovo ideapad 110-17ISK laptop wifi card Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 (don’t work) is without driver and system hang configuring network. If have solution, after tested a lot of system I will use it as my default system because finally I found the system I looking for, it is strong speed friendly and secure
Thanks for yours effort

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Version: 1.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-17
Votes: 14

Perfect for everyday use.
The openbox menu accessed by right clicking anywhere on the desktop is such a simple and direct way to access applications and settings. HP printer setup is so easy using the HP Device manager, but I find you have to use the Printer configuration utility (CUPS web interface shortcut) to print a test page, think its actually a HPLIP problem that I noticed on other systems. The dock gives the desktop a somewhat MACish or XStreamOS feel. OctoPKH works good for adding or updating applications.
love it. best desktop I have come across

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Version: 1.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-14
Votes: 12

Wow, unbelievably great BSD desktop system
Used on 3 different computers, the first I installed on a SSD HD, the other two I just used a USB3 flash drive.
Besides Ethernet on the first install, I tried 3 different wireless connections on the second two, the ath PCI card worked without and changes or problems, the rtwn USB adapter didn't want to use channel needed, the run USB worked fine after reading man page and adding 2 lines to /boot/loader.conf.
No problems mounting FAT32 or NTFS USB storage drives without any configuration changes, video files play fine in VLC and mp3 music in DeadBeeF player. good documentation on website
everything about this system and the preinstalled applications is great.
far better then TrueOS or its derivatives Trident or GhostBSD

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