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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RE[2]: The future of PC-BSD
by devurandom on Tue 25th Sep 2007 09:42 UTC 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[3]: The future of PC-BSD
by stestagg on Tue 25th Sep 2007 09:48 in reply to "RE[2]: The future of PC-BSD"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Maybe you're right. But many of todays GUIs don't do that, and probably never will, And having used webmin and various samba GUIs, I know that to make a usable GUI, you have to abstract the raw configuration options somewhat. Thus when you start from a secure default, and select various neccessary options in the GUI, you have no real idea exactly what config statements have been set, even if you understand the config syntax backwards. And in my experince, it is very easy for two GUI settings to conflict and inadvertantly open up a security hole.

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RE[3]: The future of PC-BSD
by Oliver on Tue 25th Sep 2007 10:47 in reply to "RE[2]: The future of PC-BSD"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

KISS avoids mistakes.

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