Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 15th Sep 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD 7-Stable. PC-BSD 7 also offers a large and growing library of self-contained PBI files available for installation, and improvments for other locales on our PBI Directory website. This release also offers new methods of installation, including a DVD, USB and Internet/network install. Note: Here is an interview with the lead developer of PC-BSD.
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Interesting
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 16th Sep 2008 01:36 UTC
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PC-BSD is an interesting idea but I dislike the PBI system because I heard it doesn't manage dependencies (potentially having multiple versions of the same library installed).

I might try it but here are the questions:

1) Is there a stable Flash 9 plug-in for FreeBSD Firefox? Can Mono Moonlight (Silverlight) plug-in be compiled for FreeBSD Firefox?

2) Are there native drivers for my Broadcom 4311-based WLAN?

3) Is there a GUI ports manager front-end instead of the PBI installer?

Edited 2008-09-16 01:37 UTC

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