Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by kwag
PC-BSD The first beta of PC-BSD 1.4 has been released. "After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as 3D desktop support via Beryl, KDE 3.5.7, FreeBSD 6.2, Xorg 7.2, new GUI tools & utilities, and much more." Get it from the download page.
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by happycamper on Sun 22nd Jul 2007 11:33 UTC
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* Updated KDE to 3.5.7
* Includes support for Flash7 in native BSD browsers. (Konq, Opera, FireFox)
* Includes official NVIDIA drivers to simplify activating HW acceleration.
* Optional 3D desktop using Beryl
* Improved & Simplified system installer, now with the ability to load optional components from CD2
* NEW! Network configuration manager, including tray apps for WIFI and ethernet connections
* NEW! Firewall Manager, enables easy GUI configuration of firewall Settings
* NEW! Xorg GUI Configuration tool, allows easy setup of screen resolution & 3D support
* NEW! Added support to Add / Remove programs tool to easily install optional KDE / System components
* NEW! User manager GUI
* NEW! Battery Tray Application for Laptops
* Numerous fixes / tweaks to KDE configuration, making downloading & running PBIs easier
* Numerous other fixes / improvements to the core OS.


these features sound exciting, but i don't understand why they would want to add these features to pcbsd, if they are not helping linux in the desktop. linux still has a very small desktop market comparing to windows.

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