Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 15:45 UTC, submitted by theeb
PC-BSD The PC-BSD team has released the first beta release of PC-BSD 8.0. "The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.0-BETA (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE, and KDE 4.3.4. Version 8.0 contains a number of enhancements and improvements."
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Sounds good.
by Tuishimi on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 15:59 UTC
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

FreeBSD 8.0-Release
KDE 4.3.4
Brand new System Installer, allows the install of PC-BSD or FreeBSD
Run in Live mode directly from DVD
Updated Software Manager, allows browsing and installing applications directly

Support for 3D acceleration with NVIDIA drivers on amd64

Might download and give it a whir (liveCD mode). Last time I tried PC-BSD (which I do like and actually used as a primary system for months before I got a new mac a few years ago (between computers)) it was not as I remembered it. But that is probably because I was running it on newer hardware... X was horrible, UI performance was slow and choppy with K on top of X that did not auto config to my system. Yeah, I could have installed better drivers and tweaked the config by hand but it kind of peeved me that I had to when the last time I used it, it was near perfect.

So... that being said I will certainly download and take another gander with FBSD 8 and better drivers for NVidia... looking like it could be a winner.

OH! And that is very interesting that they've added the option to install straight FreeBSD -OR- PC-BSD from their installer. Nice touch.

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