Linked by Gregory on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:53 UTC
FreeBSD PC-BSD 8.2 has been released. As the name suggests, this version's based on FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE, and includes KDE 4.5.5, as well as various other bugxes and updates.
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RE: It is getting better
by gan17 on Sun 27th Feb 2011 13:51 UTC in reply to "It is getting better"
gan17
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2008-06-03

Would you mind sharing the article/forum/link you got this info from?

I'm a huge Free-BSD fan, and PC-BSD would be a great way to save install/config time for my 'not-so-critical' boxes.

I've tried it in the past and liked most of it. Only thing I'm not so fond of is KDE4.

Would this "environment selector" you talk about only include desktop environments (Gnome, Xfce, LXDE) or will there be an option to select standalone window managers as well. I've not used DEs in ages, and much prefer the speed and modularity offered by lightweight WMs. On the BSD front, I tend to rely on CWM for stacking and ScrotWM for tiling, and the occasional Openbox if I can find time to configure it to my liking.

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RE[2]: It is getting better
by NaX_sa on Sun 27th Feb 2011 15:33 in reply to "RE: It is getting better"
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2011-02-11

I am also really excited about the up and coming FreeBSD/PCBSD 9 releases. I am currently happily running FreeBSD on my home server and Arch Linux on my desktop, but would love to go all BSD and am thinking of trying to make the jump with PCBSD 9.

Looking at all that is coming I cant help but think that FreeBSD 9 and PCBSD 9 could surprise a lot of Linux users.

PC-BSD development in 2011 = Gnome/KDE/LXDE/XFCE
http://blog.pcbsd.org/2011/01/pc-bsd-development-in-2011/

What's cooking for FreeBSD 9?
http://ivoras.sharanet.org/freebsd/freebsd9.html

pc-controlpane
http://www.assembla.com/wiki/show/bA5iQShVWr4kHxeJe5cbCb

FreeBSD Foundation Announces support of GEM, KMS, and DRI for Intel Drivers
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2011-February/0...

If you want to know more I would suggest you checkout BSDTalk and freebsdnews
http://www.freebsdnews.net/
http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/

bsdtalk201 - PC-BSD 9 Alpha with Kris Moore and bsdtalk199 - PC-Sysinstall with John Hixson is really interesting.

And PCBSD 9-CURRENT-20110225 Snapshot is Available for Testing
http://blog.pcbsd.org/2011/02/9-current-20110225-snapshot-available...

Edited 2011-02-27 15:37 UTC

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