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[5]: PBI just isn't right
by dbojan76 on Wed 11th Oct 2006 09:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: PBI just isn't right"
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2006-10-11

>Or, if we want to use shared libraries in this case, too, the user might be asked to insert his original >OS installation CD to pick up some additional packages.

Have you ever tried this with Redhat/Fedora? Installing dependancies for some rpm you have downloaded from internet?

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