Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
PC-BSD PC-BSD 9.1 has been released. "The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that version 9.1 is now available! This release includes many exciting new features and enhancements, such as a vastly improved system installer, ZFS 'Boot Environment' support, TrueOS (a FreeBSD based server with additional power-user utilities), and much more!" PC-BSD 9.1 is based on the soon-to-be released FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE with several enhancements, including an updated installer, better ZFS support during installation, bug fixes and new GUI configuration/administrative utilities.
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RE[4]: No live DVD?
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 23rd Dec 2012 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No live DVD?"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

I broke down and said "fsck it" and decided to delete the Win8 partitions to make room for a new one last night. I haven't put a whole lot of time trying PC-BSD out yet, but

Two things that don't work:
- Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02). No surprise here--I'm lucky if I can find a Linux distro that supports this wretched, god damn wireless card... I've given up on even bothering to try to get it to work several years ago, so I don't blame BSD on it. I honestly no longer even care about that card.
- Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster. This one's a little more important, and it's probably the only thing that would prevent me from using PC-BSD exclusively on the machine as a desktop OS.

One thing I am exremely impressed about is its memory use with KDE. It's generally very low at ~200 MB or less for the most part, even while installing packages (something that never seems to fail to spike memory use in most Linux distros I've tried). Of course, I wasn't really heavily using the system so I'll be doing more testing, but that's very impressive so far. openSUSE guzzles several hundred megs right after logging in, quickly leading to swapping.

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RE[5]: No live DVD?
by Lengsel on Sun 23rd Dec 2012 23:11 in reply to "RE[4]: No live DVD?"
Lengsel Member since:
2006-04-19

Your BCM4318 wifi is supported with OpenBSD, your CA0106 may possibly work with OpenBSD but would have to test it to find out for sure

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