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Name OS URL Description
ClonOS 1.1 FreeBSD https://clonos.tekroutine.com/ FreeBSD based distro for virtual hosting platform and appliance. lonOS is a free open-source FreeBSD-based platform for virtual environments creation and management. In the core: FreeBSD OS as hoster platform, bhyve(8) as hypervisor engine, Xen as hypervisor engine, vale(4) as Virtual Ethernet Switch, jail(8) as container engine, CBSD Project as management tools, Puppet as configuration management, We like existing (but unfortunately Linux-only) solutions such as OpenStack, OpenNebula, Amazon AWS and we believe that FreeBSD OS is able to give something similar. Main Highlight: ZFS features support; VM cloning, export, import, Ethernet SoftSwitch for separated networking, jails for lightweight container, VNC terminal for VM/containers, Templates for VM/containers, Configuration management/helpers, Multi-node operation, and many other..
FreeBSD 1.1 FreeBSD https://www.freebsd.org/ The FreeBSD distribution with great tradition, based on excellent command line installer, post-installation and help (bsdconfig). Installing the graphical environment is easy with a printed guide of the internet. Excellent performance and ideal for heavy computing work.
FreeNAS 1.1 FreeBSD http://www.freenas.org/ FreeNAS make the instalation simple, in less than 5 minutes you have a professional server, with the modern file system: ZFS. FreeNAS is not only a storage server (NAS), is an aplication server, with the plug-in's and vitalization (jail/container). All this is controled by one grafical interface over the network.
GhostBSD 1.1 FreeBSD http://www.ghostbsd.org/ GhostBSD is a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. The project's goal is to create an easy-to-use and familiar workspace that can be used at home or office and for data rescue. GhostBSD supports a number of popular lightweight desktop environments. It also provides FreeBSD's package management system, LibreOffice, LibreCAD, and Eclipse/Anjuta development environments for C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Jala and Python.
HardenedBSD 1.1 FreeBSD https://hardenedbsd.org/ HardenedBSD aims to implement innovative exploit mitigation and security solutions for the FreeBSD community. Security is like an onion--it's made up of layers. In order to be successful, attackers must peel back each layer. HardenedBSD takes a holistic approach to security by hardening the system and implementing exploit mitigation technologies. We will work with FreeBSD and any other FreeBSD-based project to include our innovations.
NomadBSD 1.1 FreeBSD http://nomadbsd.org NomadBSD is a 64bit live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD®. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a graphical desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data recovery.

Writing the image to a USB memory stick
Decompress the downloaded image with:
# lzma -d nomadbsd-X.Y.Z.efi.lzma
and write it to your USB stick using dd:
# dd if=nomadbsd-X.Y.Z.efi of=/dev/da0 bs=1M conv=sync
Make sure to use the correct device name for of=
OPNsense 1.1 FreeBSD https://opnsense.org/ We want to give users, developers and businesses a friendly, stable and transparent environment. This will help in making OPNsense the most widely used open source security platform. Of course features and a high-quality product are important, but we believe that besides that the true power of open source is in its community and parties working together.
pfSense 1.1 FreeBSD https://www.pfsense.org/ This is a flexible and innovative firewall for the virtual world, with multiple enterprise features including load balancing and packet inspection and easy to use GUI. Built using the latest version of FreeBSD
TrueOS 1.1 FreeBSD https://www.trueos.org/ TrueOS® (formerly known as PC-BSD) TrueOS® is essentially a customized installation of FreeBSD, not a forked derivative. Since the underlying FreeBSD system has been kept intact, you have a fully functional FreeBSD system under the hood. TrueOS® provides an easy-to-use installer which can be used to install a desktop or a server version of FreeBSD. Other differences from FreeBSD include TrueOS® pre-configures the BSD-licensed, Lumina desktop environment during a desktop installation. Additional desktop environments can be installed. The installer supports configuring ZFS and encryption during installation and TrueOS® comes pre-configured with a number of automatic scripts to perform tasks such as connecting digital cameras or USB memory sticks.
UbuntuBSD 1.1 FreeBSD https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntubsd/ The ease and familiarity of Ubuntu with the rock-solid stability and performance of the FreeBSD kernel. This project is in BETA stage! It is production-ready in most cases but you could easily find some bugs. You have been warned.
VirtualPF 1.1 FreeBSD https://virtualpf.com/ Built using the latest version of FreeBSD with hypervisor support. VirtualPF is a fork of pfSense for the virtual machine.
(formerly NAS4Free)
1.1 FreeBSD https://www.xigmanas.com/ XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free) is an embedded NAS distribution designed for home and small businesses users primarily, but could potentially scale to larger projects. Can configured with UFS or ZFS file-system. The XigmaNAS operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network. XigmaNAS is the simplest and fastest way to create an centralized and easily-accessible server for all kinds of data! XigmaNAS supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS, Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with following protocols/services: CIFS/SMB (samba), Samba AD, FTP, NFS v4, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, UPnP, Bittorent, Syncthing, VirtualBox and noVNC, Bridge, CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) and HAST (Highly Available Storage). This all can easy be managed by a configurale graphical webinterface.
Xinuos OpenServer 1.1 FreeBSD http://www.xinuos.com/
Xinuos OpenServer™ 10 is the most easily deployed and managed open source operating system in the world. It is built on the rock-solid open source foundation of FreeBSD, powering renowned global organizations. Xinuos delivers the highest value to companies of any size running mission-critical applications that require a stable, scalable and open source operating system, world-class support and a network of expert partners.
ZFSguru 1.1 FreeBSD http://zfsguru.com/ Simple administration for the ZFS file system- storage in FreeBSD over one web-interface. Best use on small server at home or small office. While use low memory is ideal for virtual machines.
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