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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Could be a very smart move
by Jody on Tue 10th Oct 2006 18:07 UTC
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2005-06-30

In my opinion the BSD license offers more freedom than GPL and especially GPLv3. I think GPLv3 was created with the idea in mind that the rest of the wold needs open source more than open source needs the rest of the world.

If "GNU/Linux" ends up going mostly GPLv3 and locks out multimedia/packages people want to use they may turn to *BSD solutions instead.

OSNews linked a review of PC-BSD a while back here: http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=15451

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