Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Apr 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After months and months of work, the PC-BSD team released v1.0 final. "PC-BSD software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD 1.0 for x86 based processors. This first 'non-beta' release of PC-BSD ushers in a new era of stability and simplicity for desktop operating systems based on UNIX. Powered by the latest FreeBSD 6.0 and integrated with KDE 3.5.2, PC-BSD provides a solid server base, while being user-friendly enough to run as a primary desktop system." Changelog, release notes, and download, of course.
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Few odd ends
by kneewobbler_2 on Mon 1st May 2006 05:30 UTC
kneewobbler_2
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2006-05-01

Truly impressive, easy to install. Few weird things, though.
Keyboard during install: no us layout available, Syria is on top of the (cut off alphabetic) list. I chose english uk at long last, reset it in kde later.
No mic boost option available in kmix. I need that for skype, ekiga ea. I read somewhere you had to recompile the kernel after tweaking ac97.c. ?????
LibFlash pbi nowhere to be found (found it on 1.0rc last week). Seems to be missing on purpose (?).
Lastly, after installing the ports system, linux binary compatibility and the bsd java sdk/jre, compiling eclipse SDK landed me right in some gtk gnome dependency hell. Unrecoverable.
Other than that, great 1.0!

Edited 2006-05-01 05:30

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RE: Few odd ends
by jepsr on Mon 1st May 2006 12:57 in reply to "Few odd ends"
jepsr Member since:
2005-07-06

Ditto to most of the above...install went smoothly, recognized all of my hardware except for the correct Samsung 700IFT monitor specs, then the hunt for libflash.pbi. It's missing from the PBI site as mentioned in "kneewobbleer"'s note so I installed from ports. I experienced the same Gnome/GTK warnings and failed builds of Moz 1.5.2 and VLC!!! Hopefully these things will get worked out as this in most respects is a painless way to get FreeBSD up and running in short order. My complements to the Team...Great Work!!!

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