Next 10.0 Image Available

Kris has announced the availability of the next 10.0 image: The next PC-BSD 10-STABLE image is now available for download! Disclaimer: This image is a very early cut of the new stable/10 branch of FreeBSD and is probably only suitable for advanced users or developers. A PKGNG repository is available for this release, however it […]

Weekly Feature Digest 11/23/13

You can feel it in the air can’t you?  That time when we gather with family and friends, sit down to eat a great meal, and let the dog eat half the turkey.  Oh wait maybe that was just Kris last year…doh!   All kidding aside Check out all these amazing gifts that have been […]

PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 11/1/13

 This week the PC-BSD team has been busy working their magic pushing version 10.0 ahead at lightning speed, and some big things are starting to take shape.  The PBI 10 format is about ready and we will begin populating the 10.0 appcafe starting next week.  There are still a few small things to iron out […]

PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 10/25/13

The big news of the week is finally here!  PC-BSD 10 images are ready for testing.   These images are offered for testing and development purposes only!  (Read disclaimer below).  They are still in alpha so by all means fire away, but expect breakage.  The more of you that can delve into this and get […]

The Revamped Life Preserver

Kris Moore has an article in the October issue of BSD Magazine which describes how the new PC-BSD 9.2 utilities are making it easier to take advantage of ZFS features on PC-BSD. The redesigned Life Preserver makes it easy to manage ZFS snapshots and to replicate them to another system or removable disk. The article […]

PC-BSD at All Things Open and vBSDCon

We’ll be giving out PC-BSD and FreeNAS swag and accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation at two events this week: All Things Open will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. We’ll be at booth #18 in the expo area. Expo hours are 9–5 on Wednesday, October 23 and 9–4 on Thursday, […]

PC-BSD –STABLE (9.2-BETA2) Images Available

Kris has announced the availability of the next STABLE image: The latest PC-BSD 9-STABLE (based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA2) images are now available for download. These images contain a number of bug fixes to the PC-BSD tool-chain, along with a number of improvements to installation. We will begin rolling 9.2-RELEASE images shortly, so please report any […]


FOSSCON will be held at the Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00–18:00. Registration is free for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation. Dru Lavigne […]

Rolling-Release and 9.2-BETA1 Released

Kris has announced the availability of the next rolling release and the first beta for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.2: The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that new images for PC-BSD 9.1-RELEASE (Isotope Infusion) and PC-BSD 9-STABLE (Based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA1) are now available! These releases are among the first in our new “Rolling-Release” model, […]

PC-BSD at Indiana LinuxFest

Indiana LinuxFest will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28. Registration is free for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area on Saturday from 8:00–18:30. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as […]

PC-BSD Status Update

I wanted to take this time to give you a status update on PC-BSD / TrueOS, and the direction going forward. As many of you know, we’ve been doing builds of 9.1-RELEASE and 9-STABLE as a “Rolling-Release”. Our new plan is to issue system and package updates on the following schedule: 9.1-RELEASE – Update PKGNG […]

Contest: Default PCDM Theme

Calling all creative PC-BSD users! The developers at PC-BSD would like your help in designing a brand new theme for the PCDM login manager. The winning entry will see their own customized skin as the default theme in the next official release of PC-BSD! In addition, we would like to present the winner and runner-ups […]

PC-BSD at Texas LinuxFest

Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas from Friday May 31 to Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo (booth #21) on […]

PC-BSD Hardware Store

Josh Smith has announced the initial launch of the PC-BSD hardware store. This resource is meant to make it easier to find hardware that has been tested to work on PC-BSD.  The store itself is here. If you have hardware that you know works and which you don’t see listed, please add it to the […]