Survey of existing graphical installers

This page aims to list and describe some existing graphical installers for unix-like operating systems, in order to present existing solutions from which good ideas can be used in the finstall project.

PC-BSD installer

A FreeBSD installer aimed mostly for desktop users. Screenshot gallery

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License: BSD (except QT/GPL issues)

Used by: PC-BSD (http://www.pcbsd.org/)

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BSDInstaller

Installer not specifically tied to a BSD variant, intended for both server and desktop users. Screenshot gallery

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License: BSD

Used by: DragonflyBSD, FreeSBIE v1, pfSense

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RedHat "Anaconda" & derivative installers

This is a installer for RPM-based Linux systems, made originally by RedHat. Now it's used in Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux & others. Screenshot gallery or A second screenshot gallery

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Used by: Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, others

License: GPL

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Ubuntu installer

Ubuntu is a risingly popular Linux distribution that emphasises ease of use. It's based on Debian and the installer uses Debian packages. Screenshot gallery

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Used By: Ubuntu Linux

License: GPL

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Solaris 10 installer

Installer used for Solaris 10 is based on Java. Screenshot gallery

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Used by: Solaris 10

License: unknown, probably commercial

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