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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Still Open Source
by kmoore134 on Tue 10th Oct 2006 22:29 UTC
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2005-11-10

Again, let me assure folks, we have no intention of close-sourcing ANYTHING. All the code has been, and will be available under the BSD license. As for the FreeBSD stuff, obviously that is available as well.

From an End User perspective, not a whole lot will change. The software will still be developed, (I'll be doing it full-time now), enhancements will be made, and new things added. Really this is going to help us develop PC-BSD quicker than before, plus offer professional services for businesses or individuals that may require it.

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