Communication with php pogram
Saturday December 20th 2014

PC-BSD 9.0 on its Way





pcbsdPC-BSD is the Ubuntu of the free BSD world. It features an easy install (similar to Anaconda), with a nice default system, and usually gives no reason to fiddle under the bonnet. Version 9.0 is currently in development and Beta 2 was recently released.

About:

 

PC-BSD is a complete desktop operating system, which has been designed with the "casual" computer user in mind. It offers the stability and security that only a BSD-based operating system can bring, while at the same time providing a comfortable user experience, allowing you to get the most out of your computing time. With PC-BSD you can spend less time working to fix viruses or spyware and instead have the computer work for you.

 

PC-BSD ships as an install DVD or a much smaller live DVD. This release is said to include the most recent changes found in FreeBSD 9.0-BETA2. Some of the newest goodies include the NVIDIA driver at install, KDE 4.6.5, and a draft of the new PC-BSD 9 handbook. FreeBSD 9.0 will bring things like USB 3.0 support, Userland DTrace, and 4K sector drive support.

AppCafe (PC-BSD tool for installing and removing software) seems to be receiving lots of love. Some of improvement listed are:

* Added sanity checks to check if user is able to install applications
* Added warning when no meta files can be found
* Show total and current MB of downloads in AppCafe
* Add support for showing HTML formatted descriptions

Relatedly, the PBI manager will be able to resume downloading meta-data if system shutdown interrupts process before finished. The Control Center got a bit of a facelift with new icons and the whole system got a new font configuration.

 


PC-BSD 9.0 Beta 2 KDE, Installer, Control Center

 

This beta has quite a few issues. Some like the AppCafe that crashes within seconds and a Flash configuration (I assume installer) that wouldn’t even start. I couldn’t boot the live DVD while my SSD drives were detected by the bios. Then I couldn’t mount my USB stick or any partition on my SATA drive. All this was while just trying to boot it, take a screenshot of something interesting, and save it to something. But it’ll get better, there’s a long way to go before final.

Handy Links:

* Documentation
* Forums
* Mailing List
* Official Blog
* #PCBSD
* Beta Download

Related Activities

Related Software

Related Blog Posts



src='http://ads.gigaom.com/show/rss/'
alt=''
border='0'
/>

View full post on OStatic blogs

  • Share/Bookmark
Related Tags:

Leave a Comment

More from category

Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha, Tanglu 2 Review, and More Red Hat

internet advertising Just when you thought you couldn’t get anymore Red Hat news, it once again was the talk of [Read More]

Google Open Sources “Cloud Dataflow” SDK, Built to Trump MapReduce

internet advertising All the way back in June, at Google I/O, Google pronounced that the venerable MapReduce data [Read More]

Snappy Ubuntu Core Arrives for Amazon Web Services

internet advertising It looks like the Ubuntu team made a very good decision in creating the new, stripped down and [Read More]

Red Hat, Red Hat, and More Red Hat

internet advertising No doubt Red Hat dominated the headlines today with their 3Q financial report and subsequent [Read More]

Nebula Builds on Cosmos for Enterprise OpenStack Deployments

internet advertising Nebula, which bills itself as an enterprise private cloud company and is focused on OpenStack, is [Read More]

Twitter On Me

<p>Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.</p>

Calendar

December 2014
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031