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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PC-BSD Acquired
by TaterSalad on Tue 10th Oct 2006 19:07 UTC
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This sounds like a good deal. I just downloaded the PC-BSD vmware image last night just because I felt the need to use it and play around with it.

My hopes are that iXsystems gives PC-BSD a financial backing and a good corporate branding. If pc-bsd can get the name recognition it deserves it can become a viable player in today's world of the *nix's.

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