Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format. iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops."
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Not so sure about this...
by werfu on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:34 UTC
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PC-BSD is the first BSD distribution that cought my attention for simply one reason : integration. PC-BSD is simplier to use than major other desktop linux distributions. Their PBI model is easy to develop and easy to use. And while you can't deny it use FreeBSD, it has a little something that make it totaly different.

Now I'm somewhat scared for its future. Who are those iXsystem? Anyway, I though PC-BSD was somewhat open source... guess this is due to the BSD license. At last if things go wrong, we could fork it.

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