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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PC-BSD Acquired
by TaterSalad on Tue 10th Oct 2006 19:07 UTC
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This sounds like a good deal. I just downloaded the PC-BSD vmware image last night just because I felt the need to use it and play around with it.

My hopes are that iXsystems gives PC-BSD a financial backing and a good corporate branding. If pc-bsd can get the name recognition it deserves it can become a viable player in today's world of the *nix's.

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RE: PC-BSD Acquired
by abhaysahai on Wed 11th Oct 2006 02:22 in reply to "PC-BSD Acquired"
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Even I think so.
I believe that a strong corporate backing would further help PC-BSD in bringing out a Nice and "polished" desktop.
iXsystems uses FreeBSD,NetBSD, OpenBSD and linux on servers, and these projects are all community driven. I do not think that iXsystems people will take away the most striking feature ( community ) from PC-BSD.
From their news post it looks like they will infact increase the distribution and stress on usability features.
Looks like PC-BSD is poised to become a viable alternative to Windows.
Way to go PC-BSD.

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