FreeSBIE 2.0 with Xfce environment
OS family FreeBSD
Working state Unmaintained
Source model Open source
Latest release 2.0.1 / February 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
Kernel type Monolithic
Official website

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.[1] 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.[2]


  • Goals 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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

See also


  1. ^ Lucas 2007, p. 630.
  2. ^ "FreeSBIE - FreeBSD Live CD". Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  • Lucas, Michael (November 2007). Absolute FreeBSD (2nd ed.).  

External links

  • historic FreeSBIE project homepage (
  • An interview with a FreeSBIE developer