Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th May 2006 22:14 UTC
PC-BSD "PC-BSD 1.1 was released today, along with a PBI update file for users running 1.0, who wish to update to 1.1. This release brings the core operating system up to the latest version of FreeBSD 6.1, adds better driver support to the kernel, and improves the speed on many systems." Update: Screenshots.
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Packages...
by Bobmeister on Tue 30th May 2006 11:38 UTC
Bobmeister
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2005-07-06

I am going to give PC-BSD a try for fun and learning. Could someone clarify one point for me? It is my understanding that this .pbi package system is find and dandy, but that you can also, just like on free bsd use the pkg_add -r command to access the entire free-bsd ports tree for many software titles, correct?

So...other than that PC-BSD has this new package system for "some" software....and has nice graphics and out of the box "ease of use"...it's REALLY Free bsd underneath and can be run like it...including the package/ports system?

Thanks...if anyone can shed light on this...as I would be interested in exploiting the system as much as possible.

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RE: Packages...
by antik on Tue 30th May 2006 12:27 in reply to "Packages..."
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

So...other than that PC-BSD has this new package system for "some" software....and has nice graphics and out of the box "ease of use"...it's REALLY Free bsd underneath and can be run like it...including the package/ports system?

Yes, it IS FreeBSD underneath and you can install from ports or with pkg_add. And you can update kernel and userland too. Only thing you have to do is restore permissions for mount* and umount commands for automatic drive mounting feature and compile atapicam device to your new shiny kernel if you don't use default config file located in /PCBSD/config/ directory.

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