Linked by jessesmith on Thu 13th Nov 2014 23:07 UTC
Internet & Networking

The FreeNAS project, a network attached storage solution based on FreeBSD, is getting a new interface and some handy new features. The latest FreeNAS beta features a streamlined interface where tasks have been reorganized to make common functions easier to find.

A key feature of the FreeNAS 9.3 BETA release is its revamped user interface. It has been redesigned to place only the most common configuration options first in ‘Standard’ menus, moving the more esoteric options to ‘Advanced’ options, and this design pattern as has been used throughout the UI so everything is essentially more streamlined and less cluttered for novice users who essentially just want to use the defaults.

The system update utility has also gained improvements and it will be possible to roll back faulty upgrades. This will make is easier to recover from problems caused by package upgrades.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by mieses on Fri 14th Nov 2014 05:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
mieses
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It doesn't seem like a wholly new interface design rather incremental improvements in the UI and big improvements in functionality. This is a relief.
That said, the iX Systems logo is very 1990's rad-a-gator. One day they will hire a designer and delete, delete. Or they could embrace their roots and hire OKFocus to design the new-new FreeNAS UI.. http://vimeo.com/59675226

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