PC-BSD 9 review – to FreeBSD what Ubuntu is to Debian

If you’d like to use FreeBSD as a desktop system, you’ll have to invest a lot of time in setting up the operating system and installing all the right packages. Obviously, this is a serious barrier for a lot of Linux users who are interested in trying out FreeBSD. PC-BSD fills in this gap by […]

PC-BSD 9 Review

PC-BSD 9 is a BSD distribution that is based on the latest version of FreeBSD 9 and uses KDE 4.7.3 desktop environment as it’s default desktop. It is somewhat more geared to novice and intermediate based users of BSD like how Ubuntu is for Linux users, but we won’t go into the differences between BSD […]

PC-BSD 9.0 Released!

The PC-BSD development team and iXsystems are pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD version 9.0! Based upon FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE, this is the first release of PC-BSD which offers users a variety of desktop environments to choose from, such as KDE, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE and more! Also available are pre-built VirtualBox and VMware images […]

PC-BSD 9.0-RC3 Now available!

*Release Announcement* The third (and hopefully last) release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. * NEW!* This is the first release available as both pre-built VirtualBox & VMware images. Each image includes the various guest tools pre-installed, […]

PC-BSD 9.0-RC2 now Available

Kris has announced the availability of RC2. From the announcement: The second release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available for download. This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog: Notable changes in this release, in no particular order: Improve username checks in installer to […]

PC-BSD 9.0RC1 Available

The first release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC1 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog Notable changes in this release: (In no particular order) Added support for installing to BootCamp partitions on Apple OSX systems Added checks for invalid characters in the […]

PC-BSD BETA3 Available

The third BETA release of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-BETA3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog Notable changes in this release: Fix issue enabling flash plugin after installation Fix bug with handbook not launching in LXDE Fix issue performing updates on ZFS systems with […]

PC-BSD: Devil With Human Face

This blog is mostly about Linux. You can guess it from the name: Linux Notes from DarkDuck. Linux world is huge. But it is not the only world of Operating Systems on the Open Source Software universe. I have already visited “neighbours” from another world, world of BSD: FreeSBIE. That time I was impressed with […]

PC-BSD 8.2 Released!

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.2 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE, and KDE 4.5.5 Version 8.2 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.2-Release KDE 4.5.5 Added ability to select file-system […]

PC-BSD 8.2-RC3 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the third Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This is expected to be the last RC version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2-3 weeks. In addition to some fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots, RC2 contains the following […]

PC-BSD 8.2-RC2 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the second Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This will be the last beta version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2-3 weeks. In addition to some fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots, RC2 contains the following software components: […]

PC-BSD 8.2-RC1 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the first Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. Version 8.2-RC1 contains a number of enhancements, improvements, and bug fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots. Some of the notable changes are: * Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 * Fixed issue detecting the proper video card driver […]

PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 which is running FreeBSD 8.2-PreRELEASE, Xorg 7.5, and KDE 4.5.4 Version 8.2 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog . Some of the notable changes are: * FreeBSD 8.2-PreRelease * KDE 4.5.4 […]

PC-BSD 8.1 review

PC-BSD 8.1 was released on July 20, 2010, roughly five months after version 8.0 was released. Some of the suggestions made in the review of PC-BSD 8.0 have been carried out in this latest release. In fact, the changes were made within one month of that review being published. It is an encouraging example of […]

PC-BSD 8.1 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5 Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-Release KDE 4.4.5 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 Now Available

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RC1, and KDE 4.4.4 Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 KDE 4.4.4 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-PRERELEASE, and KDE 4.4.4 Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-PreRelease KDE 4.4.4 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

PC-BSD 8.0 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.0 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2, and KDE 4.3.5 PC-BSD 8.0 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over the 7.x series. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2 KDE 4.3.5 Brand […]

PC-BSD 8.0-RC2 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.0-RC2 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2, and KDE 4.3.5 PC-BSD 8.0 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over the 7.x series. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2 KDE 4.3.5 Brand […]

PC-BSD 8.0-RC Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.0-RC (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2, and KDE 4.3.4 PC-BSD 8.0 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over the 7.x series. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2 KDE 4.3.4 Brand […]