Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format. iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops."
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Hmm
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:32 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

Well if this means PC-BSD will become commercial, then I suspect it'll fall to pieces very quickly.
After all, it would become one of the only FBSD derivitives that arn't free.

I tried PC-BSD once but the fact that it didn't even boot up after installation on my 3.5 year old system was enough to discourage me from ever trying it again.

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