Looks to have a lot of potential, though may take awhile to get things smooth, it's still very much a beta release, much more so than the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 & later derivatives built from the OS.
If not there now, hopefully UEFI will be a priority, as many are purchasing more energy efficient computers, especially mobile users, for increased battery life, and the other enhancements that UEFI offers. GPT being one, will eventually make Logical partitioning obsolete, and for some, already has. Like with anything new, once consumers gets attached to the new features, most doesn't want to look back.
One reason why a UEFI release must be on or near the top of the 'to do' list for the OS.
Of course, there's still many (hundreds of millions of) non-UEFI devices to run this on for now, at least until it becomes stable enough to be considered a release candidate.
I see this as progress, to have the best of both worlds in a single OS. Hopefully there will be different DE's to boot into, anyone with FreeBSD experience may not like the graphical effects at boot, and vice versa. To those who are running Ubuntu & it's derivatives, booting into a BSD environment will (initially) look like rescue mode.
Not to worry, all is fine. BSD has been & still is built from the ground up for enhanced security, so Ubuntu users will benefit from that greatly. While the OS may not be for everyone, there will be many to enjoy the ride, especially once it reaches RC status. By then, it'll likely be UEFI compliant.
Notably, it's 64 bit only, of course to be UEFI compliant, has to be.
ubuntuBSD is currently hosted on the SourceForge website and distributed as an installable-only ISO image for 64-bit (amd64) computers. You can also download the Beta of ubuntuBSD 15.04 (codename "Escape from systemD") via our website, but you need to be aware of the fact that it's still in heavy development and bugs might occur during or after the installation.
This is a development that I'll surely bookmark & keep track of.
Edited by cat1092, 27 March 2016 - 05:18 AM.