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 170692
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: PBI just isn't right
by luzr on Wed 11th Oct 2006 08:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: PBI just isn't right"
Member since:

And smartlinking, that means static-linking only of those functions/objects you actualy use, into the binary. (I know of only one compiler capable of this and that one is not compiling C or part of gcc) {ld "supports" smartlinking to an extent, very slow extent tho}

Microsoft C++ and linker does it for years.

Otherwise, I agree.

Reply Parent Score: 1