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."
Thread beginning with comment 170455
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Someone tell me
by Jody on Tue 10th Oct 2006 17:54 UTC in reply to "Someone tell me"
Member since:

It wouldn't be possible to be Linux per se, but one could aquire Red Hat or SUSE.

I don't see this aquisition as a bad thing really, PC-BSD could gain some needed support and become more popular, or iXsystems will do a terrible job and people will use a competing solution.

I have never used PC-BSD before but it looks like they may be onto something with their packaging system and

Reply Parent Score: 2