Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 15th Sep 2008 20:43 UTC, submitted by Alexander Yerenkow
PC-BSD This release marks a milestone for PC-BSD, by moving to the latest FreeBSD 7-Stable and also incorporating the KDE 4.1.1 desktop. Users will immediately notice the improved visual interface that KDE 4.1.1 offers, as well as a large improvement in hardware support and speed from the update to FreeBSD 7-Stable. PC-BSD 7 also offers a large and growing library of self-contained PBI files available for installation, and improvments for other locales on our PBI Directory website. This release also offers new methods of installation, including a DVD, USB and Internet/network install. Note: Here is an interview with the lead developer of PC-BSD.
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Virtualization - The missing link.
by francisco on Tue 16th Sep 2008 15:14 UTC
francisco
Member since:
2008-03-13

The one piece of functionality which prevents PC-BSD, and FreeBSD for that matter, to be competitive in todays desktop market is more virtualization options.

As far as I know only QEMU/KQEMU is available on FreeBSD as a server. FreeBSD can be a client in a number of virtualization products, but only QEMU as a server.

This is one one feature that will put off many people to use PC-BSD.

Personally, I would love nothing more than to be able to use PC-BSD as my primary desktop, but virtualization is a must for me.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

You might try Win4BSD.

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francisco Member since:
2008-03-13

I tried Win4BSD.
Crashed often and support became totally unresponsive.
Questions would go unanswered for months, if answered at all, on their support forums.

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