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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RE[2]: Could be a very smart move
by Oliver on Tue 10th Oct 2006 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Could be a very smart move"
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Freedom isn't someones flavour of freedom, like the GPL. Freedom is real and without any drawback! If you want to guarantee freedom you have to do it with a proper attitude and the right facts. Some philosopher, people who real care about what is freedom, wouldn't define it that easily - because they know, it's always a two edged blade.
So it's "freedom" according to Stallman, the FSF, whatever - and I admire their fight against bad companies, but it's only their flavour - nothing more. Theo de Raadt (OpenBSD) for example has some other flavour of freedom to offer. So it's the brain to use, not some religion ...

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