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First version of MaheshaBSD was publicly available in 2010. MaheshaBSD-1.0 is FreeBSD LiveCD distribution based on FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE. MaheshaBSD-2.0 is a Live CD modular toolkit based on FreeBSD 9.0 (i386) - it can be easily put on a USB memory stick; users can surf the Internet anonymously (Tor), watch videos, use Clamav Antivirus, TestDisk, PhotoRec, watch videos (also DivX), play MP3 or ogg files. MaheshaBSD also speaks (espeak). Its X environment is based on IceWM. Some of the features of MaheshaBSD Server include: Portability – with a straightforward FTP/WWW/WordPress server (with PHP) running off a USB flash drive it is easy to operate a server anywhere in the world.
The goals of the project are
- - advanced private and configurable HTTP/FTP/WordPress server on USB-memory stick or LiveDVD
- - anonymous internet surfing and file-transferring
- - recovery toolkit from the BSD world; you can use, for example, Unix tools to unpassword Windows, or connect remotely with your friends and exchange files
- - BSD education - see the link to article in external links about building your own Live USB with FreeBSD
- - MaheshaBSD is a similar project like GhostBSD but its goals are different.
List of MaheshaBSD flavors
Presently five versions of MaheshaBSD are available:
1) MaheshaBSD (FreeBSD) - a general purpose LiveCD FreeBSD distribution based on FreeBSD 8.0 and 9.0-RELEASE.
2) MaheshaBSD Server (FreeBSD) - the same thing as MaheshaBSD, but this is the server version of it with WordPress, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, etc. This edition is only available as USB image (FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE).
3) MaheshaNetBSD (NetBSD) - a general purpose and free NetBSD 6.0 USB distribution.
4) MaheshaDragonFlyBSD (DragonFlyBSD) - a general purpose and free DragonFlyBSD USB distribution. It is based on DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1.
5) MaheshaOpenBSD Server (OpenBSD) based on OpenBSD 5.2.
Project's homepage MaheshaBSD homepage
An article about MaheshaBSD in BSD Mag published in July 2013 - MaheshaOpenBSD – OpenBSD In A Serpent World
An article about MaheshaBSD Server Second edition published in BSD Mag - MaheshaBSD Server: MySQL and WordPress in FreeBSD
MaheshaBSD on Distrowatch - MaheshaBSD on Distrowatch
An article about building a bootable USB stick with FreeBSD in BSD Mag How to quickly make a bootable USB stick with FreeBSD
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