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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RE[2]: Not so sure about this...
by KenJackson on Tue 10th Oct 2006 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Not so sure about this..."
KenJackson
Member since:
2005-07-18

Those two are the only, "distributions," in the BSD world, and they're entirely FreeBSD.

That's a good point. Hopefully, iXsystems will make bug fixes, improvements and additions that will be folded back into the FreeBSD core.

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rexbinary Member since:
2006-01-04

"That's a good point. Hopefully, iXsystems will make bug fixes, improvements and additions that will be folded back into the FreeBSD core."

Since they are using the BSD licence, and correct me if I'm wrong, I don't believe they are required to give back anything. It would be nice if they did of course.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

They're not required to. I don't expect them to do anything too drastic; probably just a workstation platform to bundle with their servers.

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