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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This will probably bring a more long lasting commitment to the development of PC-BSD. As it is no longer "just a hobby OS". And hopefully there are coming more server centric functionality to the system.

I have good faith in iXsystems, as they have proven them selves to further the BSD community. Like the effort in hosting PC-BSD and the RAQdevil project.

On the not so good side of it, I could raise some sort of mental barrier between PC-BSD och DesktopBSD.

Only time will tell, but I think and hope this will advance the BSD family in some way.

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