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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Charles A Landemaine
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2005-11-11

PC-BSD is really just a few small KDE addons

Are you sure? ;)
http://www.pcbsd.org/?p=changelog

and their nasty package system, I audably laughed when I read about this last night because of how crazy the idea of buying something like this is.

Take a peek: http://www.pcbsd.org/?p=pmscreens
If you're laughing, I hope you're laughing for joy ;)

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