FreeSBIE 2.0 with Xfce environment
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||2.0.1 / February 2, 2007|
FreeSBIE is a live CD, an operating system that is able to load directly from a bootable CD with no installation process or hard disk. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system. Its name is a pun on frisbee. Currently, FreeSBIE uses Xfce and Fluxbox.
FreeSBIE 1.0 was based on FreeBSD 5.2.1 and released on February 27, 2004. The first version of FreeSBIE 2 was developed during the summer of 2005, thanks to the Google Summer of Code. FreeSBIE 2.0.1, which is a complete rewrite of the so-called toolkit, is based on FreeBSD 6.2 and was released on February 10, 2007. According to DistroWatch the FreeSBIE project is discontinued.
The goals of the FreeSBIE project are:
- To develop a suite of programs to be used to create one's own CD, with all the personalizations desired
- To make various ISO images available, each with its different goals and possible uses
- "FreeSBIE - FreeBSD Live CD". DistroWatch.org. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- historic FreeSBIE project homepage (archive.org)
- An interview with a FreeSBIE developer
- RoFreeSBIE homepage