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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I'm just used to fbsd with ports & no GUI
by kill on Mon 1st May 2006 14:10 UTC
kill
Member since:
2005-11-03

Ok, first, what happens when you install apps using the FreeBSD ports system, you know, the cd /usr/ports/xxx/xxx && make&& make install clean way? Does it put the shortcuts correctly on KDE's menu? I am not sure how .pbi is now regarding volume in repos. Second, does the freebsd way of upgrading (make buildkernel installkernel...etc) works just the same with PC-BSD? I hope they did not deviate too much from the freebsd way of things. I personally think having too much difference from freebsd makes it less tasteful. Thanks.

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naelurec Member since:
2006-02-15

PC-BSD includes the ports & standard supfiles in the root home folder. Doing the standard cvsup will populate /usr/ports and /usr/src .. from there, you can install ports/compile the system as normal on any other FreeBSD 6 system. Bottom line: if you need a FreeBSD desktop, PC-BSD is a great way to get there fast while still letting you harness the full power of FreeBSD 6.

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