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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Haven't tried it in a while
by TaterSalad on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 15:30 UTC
TaterSalad
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2005-07-06

I can't remember the last version of PC-BSD I've tried, maybe 6.x? I'm going to download and install it tonight. Just read that it does in fact support my wireless card on my laptop (B43 in linux) so that is all the more reason for me to try it. Just need to check to see if it supports my soundcard of which I don't remember the model, and NTFS. Then I'd be all set.

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RE: Haven't tried it in a while
by phoenix on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 16:39 in reply to "Haven't tried it in a while"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

FreeBSD includes read-only support for NTFS.

ntfs-3g is available in the ports tree, which enables read-write support for NTFS. This is the same NTFS support as in Linux.

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RE: Haven't tried it in a while
by sj87 on Sat 24th Jul 2010 03:57 in reply to "Haven't tried it in a while"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

I can't remember the last version of PC-BSD I've tried, maybe 6.x? I'm going to download and install it tonight. Just read that it does in fact support my wireless card on my laptop (B43 in linux) so that is all the more reason for me to try it.


It has a driver equivalent for B43, yes, but for me the 8.0 release didn't work with it. I got the WLAN card up and running but soon my logs would fill with error messages and the network connection would be cut for random periods of time and randomly throughout the day. That's why I had to move my wireless server away from FreeBSD to Linux. Haven't tried 8.1 yet.

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