Linked by David Adams on Wed 21st Jul 2010 17:49 UTC, submitted by JRepin
PC-BSD The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5. Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. Version 8.1 of PC-BSD is available for download from mirrors, as well as via torrent.
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MacBook
by brejoc on Wed 21st Jul 2010 20:40 UTC
brejoc
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2010-07-21

Someone installed PC-BSD on a MacBook or MacBook Pro? Would be good to know if it would make a proper replacement for OS X.

Bye brejoc

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RE: MacBook
by bombuzal on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 02:08 in reply to "MacBook"
bombuzal Member since:
2010-07-22

Assuming the base and kernel is left untouched (from FreeBSD), it's likely you will have problems with PC-BSD... The 7.x series has an issue with Apple USB keyboards (on macbooks at least) and 8.0, 8.1-RC2 as well as 9.0-CURRENT will not boot; failing on an ACPI error (disabling ACPI at the loader presents a different boot problem).

I'm still waiting for a realistic solution on http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=12289&page=1 if you'd like to be kept up-to-date on the issue.

(I have a macbook 6,1)

Edited 2010-07-22 02:12 UTC

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RE[2]: MacBook
by brejoc on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 06:28 in reply to "RE: MacBook"
brejoc Member since:
2010-07-21

Hi bombuzal,

good to know. I will check if the issue with the installer will also appear on a MB2,2.

Bye brejoc

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RE: MacBook
by vermaden on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 05:25 in reply to "MacBook"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

I did not installed it on *mac*, but check these:
http://wiki.freebsd.org/AppleMacbook
http://wiki.freebsd.org/IntelMacMini

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RE[2]: MacBook
by brejoc on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 06:29 in reply to "RE: MacBook"
brejoc Member since:
2010-07-21

Hi vermaden,

thanks for the links. Apparently a MacMini would be a much better choice.

Bye brejoc

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