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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Charles A Landemaine
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PC-BSD is really just a few small KDE addons

Are you sure? ;)

and their nasty package system, I audably laughed when I read about this last night because of how crazy the idea of buying something like this is.

Take a peek:
If you're laughing, I hope you're laughing for joy ;)

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Janizary Member since:

Yes, I am sure, your lovely changelog illustrates this. Laughing for joy? What are you on about now? I see screenshot of just another random KDE install.

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antik Member since:

I see screenshot of just another random KDE install.

You can see underneath of KDE with your eyes? Ooo man you are clairvoyant. You'll never know the truth if you won't download it and try it out.

This is pre-beta nr.2 release- I wouldn't pasted it here in normal conditions but I suggest to check it out before official beta (released later this week) and final release (end of the month):

PBI packages are downloadable from here:

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