Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2007 21:52 UTC, submitted by Oliver
PC-BSD "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci edition)! This release is made available via the efforts of many developers and testers, who have spent the past months refining and improving upon the core PC-BSD experience." This release comes with Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, Compiz-Fusion 0.5.2, support for Flash7, and much more. There are release notes, a changelog, and downloads.
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The future of PC-BSD
by DevL on Tue 25th Sep 2007 04:16 UTC
DevL
Member since:
2005-07-06

When iXsystems acquired PC-BSD, I for one hoped that PC-BSD would concentrate on providing an alternative to Windows Server 2003/2008 i.e. develop, integrate, and provide open source graphical frontends to open source server software such as Apache, Postfix and so forth.

Desktop-wise, judging by the roadmap, PC-BSD 2.0 will be where the action is. Nevertheless, it's good to see movement in the BSD-world.

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RE: The future of PC-BSD
by stestagg on Tue 25th Sep 2007 09:18 in reply to "The future of PC-BSD"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

9/10ths of the time, having a GUI to configure a web service is not a good thing. Apache/(s)FTP/etc... is far too easy a thing to screw up for configuration to be taken lightly. The inclusion of a GUI encourages just any idiot to have a go, rather that someone who sits down and learns what all the implications of what each configuration command are. And in this climate of worldwide botnets and identity theft, everyone has a responsibility to everyone else to properly secure their networks

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RE[2]: The future of PC-BSD
by devurandom on Tue 25th Sep 2007 09:42 in reply to "RE: The future of PC-BSD"
devurandom Member since:
2005-07-06

Having a GUI that smartly selects sane (secure) defaults and warns the casual user IMHO is better than relying on config files magic. Even if I like the latter more. ;)

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RE[2]: The future of PC-BSD
by Doc Pain on Tue 25th Sep 2007 12:53 in reply to "RE: The future of PC-BSD"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"And in this climate of worldwide botnets and identity theft, everyone has a responsibility to everyone else to properly secure their networks"

Responsibility... :-) Yes, you have a valid point here. But unfortunately, problems don't hurt its creators / supporters too much in order to be taken seriously. This is due to the shrinking difference between user and administrator which causes means of security to be abandoned step by step in order to increase individual feelings of comfort and safeness.

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RE[2]: The future of PC-BSD
by Bounty on Tue 25th Sep 2007 16:47 in reply to "RE: The future of PC-BSD"
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2006-09-18

"9/10ths of the time, having a GUI to configure a web service is not a good thing."

yeah, I think 9/10ths of the time doing it with a text editor is not a good thing.... far to convenient and easy a thing to screw up. Sudddenly everyone thinks they can configure a service. I suggest we get rid of all GUI's and text editors.

Mice really need to go. They enable all kinds of crazyness. Then replace all keyboards with just a zero or one.

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