Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jul 2006 19:19 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.2 has been released. "PC-BSD software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD 1.2 for x86 based processors. PC-BSD 1.2 now utilizes the FreeBSD advanced ULE scheduler and is compiled with optimizations for 686 processors (all support for 386, 486 and 586 microcode is disabled in kernel). This release of PC-BSD ushers in a new era of stability and simplicity for desktop operating systems based on UNIX, making it a solid release for home and business usage."
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by RedIcculus on Fri 14th Jul 2006 07:08 UTC
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I am amazed at the simplicity of installing packages, but they aren't up to date. If you want me to run this OS, they need to crack the whip on their maintainers.

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RE: Packages?
by antik on Fri 14th Jul 2006 09:26 in reply to "Packages?"
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You can install bleeding edge software from ports- PC-BSD system tool already got portsnap utility in menus for easy ports database up to date keeping. Or you can update from command line:

example of installing intel 2200BG wireless drivers:
# portsnap fetch extract
# pkg_add -r portupgrade
# rehash
# portinstall ipw-firmware
# echo "if_iwi_load="YES"" >> /boot/loader.conf
# reboot

to upgrade all installed programs that is newer from source:
# portupgrade -Nra

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