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."
Permalink for comment 170472
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Could be a very smart move
by Moulinneuf on Tue 10th Oct 2006 18:49 UTC in reply to "Could be a very smart move"
Moulinneuf
Member since:
2005-07-06

"In my opinion the BSD license offers more freedom than GPL"

Thats because you dont know what your talking about.

"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. "

The GPL dont care about Open Source , it care that software stay Free as in Freedom.

"If "GNU/Linux" ends up going mostly GPLv3 and locks out multimedia/packages"

Multimedia/packages are not locked by the GPL. Its the license and maker of those software that dont like the freedom given by the GPL.

"they may turn to *BSD solutions instead. "

They have not so far ...

Reply Parent Score: -4