This video tutorial shows FreeBSD 11.1 installation with GNOME Desktop Environment on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice on FreeBSD 11.1. This tutorial is also helpful to install FreeBSD 11.1 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VirtualBox Guest Additions on FreeBSD 11 for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.
1- Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
2- Start FreeBSD 11.1 Installation
3- Install Xorg and GNOME Desktop
4- Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications
5- Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on FreeBSD 11.1
6- Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard
FreeBSD 11.1 New Features and Improvements
- Clang, LLVM, LLD, LLDB, and libc++ have been updated to version 4.0.0.
- Many third-party (contributed) software updates, such as the Elf Tool Chain, ACPICA, libarchive, ntpd, unbound, and more.
- Support for blacklistd has been added to OpenSSH.
- The zfsbootcfg utility has been added, providing one-time boot.config-style options for zfsboot.
- The efivar utility has been added, providing an interface to manage UEFI variables.
- Support for Microsoft Hyper-V Generation 2 virtual machines has been added.
- The ena driver has been added, providing support for "next generation" Enhanced Networking on the Amazon EC2 platform.
- The NFS client now supports the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS).
- The EFI loader can now access remote files via TFTP in addition to NFS as a runtime configuration option.
- ZFS now stores compressed data in cache, improving cache hit rates and performance.
- Several updates to provide build reproducibility.
FreeBSD Website: https://www.freebsd.org/
Download FreeBSD 11.1 ISO: https://www.freebsd.org/where.html
What is GNOME Desktop?
GNOME is a desktop environment that is composed entirely of free and open-source software. GNOME was originally an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. Its target operating system is Linux, but it is also supported on most derivatives of BSD. GNOME is developed by the GNOME Project.
GNOME Website: https://www.gnome.org/
GNOME 3 Desktop Minimum System Requirements
- 1 GHz processor
- 1GB RAM (system memory)
- 7 GB of hard-drive space
- VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
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