The PC-BSD project, a derivative of the FreeBSD operating system, has launched their 10.1 release. The new version supplies booting from UEFI support, full disk encrpytion, automated install-time ZFS tuning, a new package manager front-end that works on both Desktop and Server editions and a Linux emulation layer that works with CentOS 6.6. The PC-BSD project is available in several flavours, including a full Desktop edition, a CD-sized Server edition (called TrueOS) and there are a number of ready-made virtual machine images.
The PC-BSD operating system ships with several friendly front-ends for dealing with FreeBSD technologies, such as ZFS snapshots, backups, boot environments, package management and configuring the X display server.
Rabble Rabble systemd Rabble
Thought I would pre-emptively try to stop people from posting yet again about systemd.
Congrats to the pc-bsd guys! See you in June at bsdcan!
Edited 2014-11-17 20:56 UTC
I was pleasantly surprised to see how well everything ‘just worked’ right out of the box. This is a serious desktop possibility. Even on VMWare, things just seemed to work. I’m not much of a KDE fan, but the default KDE desktop is pretty good. It’s also very responsive.
The AppCafe makes installing software ridiculously easy, including larger items like GNOME and MATE desktops.
FreeBSD has come a long way in recent years with it’s 10.x series, ZFS, PKGNG, and now Bhyve. I’m made the right choice moving all my stuff to FreeBSD.
Edited 2014-11-18 14:17 UTC
When I saw FreeBSD had an update last week I decided to give it a spin again. After all it was my first non-Windows OS for my PC, back when I couldn’t get Linux to run on my machine. It didn’t seem like the standard install with default steps dropped you into a UI system like the CentOS, Ubuntu, etc installers. I’ll have to give the PC-BSD Desktop revision a spin .