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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Ronald Vos
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To whomever mod'd my original post in this thread down... please explain? What was spam or where was offensive language used?

It's very simple. This is a thread about a BSD. And it seems that in every single thread about a BSD, someone has the URGE to bring up the BSD-license vs GPL-debate. People are getting sick and tired of it; it's not on-topic, it's done to death, and it's definitely not interesting anymore. So the GP post was modded -3.

And every post that tried to continue the off-topic discussion got the same treatment, since by derivation, they're also off-topic, and people should know better.

This is an example of the mod system working very well to clean up discussion, the way it's meant to work. But feelings occasionally get hurt, mostly of those off-topic.

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borker Member since:

I do see your point to some degree... and it is anoying how so many threads degenerate into license, DE etc wars, but in this case, the subject of the post is a BSD licensed OS being bought and there are legitimate reasons to discuss the ramifications of licensing choice in this context. Sorry, but though the post i responded to was wrong headed it was not in this context off topic.

Also, I note that the topic I responded to is at +3 so someone posting a misunderstanding about a license is on topic but someone correcting them is off? This is not the mod system working properly.

Edited 2006-10-11 14:00

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