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The next PC-BSD 9-CURRENT snapshot is now available for download. This snapshot includes a lot of fixes and changes, notably: Overhauled Life-Preserver backup utility Fixes to AppCafe browser navigation Improvements to system installer pages, such as disk / user setup Improved tray notifier for available updates New “Welcome” program to int [...]
If you’ve been to the PC-BSD website this week, you will have noticed that it has a shiny new look. Besides being pretty, some new features were added during the redesign: there is a new menu system for organizing content the web backend has been updated you can now chat on the #pcbsd IRC channel from your web browser (no (Read more...)
Earlier this year, iXsystems and the FreeBSD Foundation sponsored Bjoern Zeeb (a FreeBSD committer and recipient of the Itojun Service Award for his contributions to IPv6) to improve FreeBSD’s implementation of IPv6. That work included the creation of IPv6-only testing versions of both FreeBSD and PC-BSD in time for World IPv6 Day. As far as [...]
Kris has written an article “Installing FreeBSD with pc-sysinstall” which has been published on pages 26–28 in the June issue of BSD Mag. You can download that issue for free from here. From the introduction: Several months ago, the PC-SYSINSTALL system (the installer for PC-BSD 8.0 and higher) was merged into FreeBSD CURRENT, in preparation [...]
Members of the PC-BSD team will be attending Southeast Linuxfest in Spartanburg, SC, June 10–12. Conference registration is free. On Saturday, June 11, Kris Moore will give a presentation entitled “Introduction to PC-BSD” and Dru Lavigne will give a presentation entitled “How Can I Contribute to Open Source?”. The rest of the day they will be [...]
An update to Adobe Flash is now available in the System Updates tab of Software Manager. The update addresses the security vulnerabilities described here. After applying the update, simply restart any open web browsers so that they will use the new version of flash.
The following PBI is now available in Software Manager: Pan: Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike. It has all the typical features found in newsreaders, and also supports offline reading, multiple connections, and a number of features for power users and [...]
A PC-BSD user asked on IRC the other day if it was possible to download PC-BSD wallpapers from the website. The Fibonacci and Hubble wallpapers have been added to the Artwork page. You can view/download them individually as well as download a zipped version containing all of the wallpapers. You’ll also find the PC-BSD logo, flame icon, banner [...]
John Davis recently interviewed Kris Moore for PC Perspective. In the interview they discuss PC-BSD’s hardware support, performance, gaming, and the future of PC-BSD. The full interview is available here.
Henrik Eismark has created a Danish social group on the PC-BSD forums. If you are a Dane who uses PC-BSD, check it out and help to spread the word so that it becomes a useful resource for networking with other Danish PC-BSD users. It looks like he is also hoping to get some help in translating the Guide to Danish.
This week’s issue of Distrowatch has an interview by Jesse Smith on design elements (think artwork, wallpaper, icons, etc.). He interviews Jenny Rosenberg and James Nixon from the PC-BSD and FreeNAS projects. It’s great to see this aspect of an open source project getting some attention! The introduction to the article is pasted here; you’ll [...]
The latest NVIDIA driver is now available as an update in Software Manager. If you’re using NVIDIA, apply the update and reboot. When the bootup starts, select option7 — run display setup wizard at the boot-splash screen, and you will then be able to select the new driver. If you’re not using NVIDIA, you can right-click the update in Softwar [...]
The following PBI is now available in Software Manager: iReport: iReport is a powerful, intuitive and easy to use visual report builder/designer for JasperReports written in 100% pure java. This tool allows users to visually edit complex reports with charts, images, subreports,… iReport is integrated with JFreeChart, one of the most diffused [...]
The May issue of BSD Mag is now available for download. Pages 10–13 contain the article “Supporting Multiple Desktops in PC-BSD 9.0″. The text of that article is reprinted here with permission. Beginning with version 9.0, PC-BSD will allow the selection of multiple desktops during installation. This article describes what changes were needed [...]
LimitCPU is a Linux program to throttle the CPU cycles used by other applications. LimitCPU will monitor a process and make sure its CPU usage stays at or below a given percentage. This can be used to make sure your system has plenty of CPU cycles available for other tasks. It can also be used to keep laptops cool in (Read more...)
Kris has just announced that the next testing snapshot is available. Some of the changes will be of interest to MythTV and multiple window manager users: The next snapshot for PC-BSD 9-CURRENT is now available for download. Snapshot instructions and general information on providing testing feedback are available here. This snapshot includes t [...]
The following PBI is now available in Software Manager: Jokosher: Jokosher is a simple yet powerful multi-track studio. With it you can create and record music, podcasts and more, all from an integrated simple environment. Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this PBI and to Blazing Teens for requesting it.
Yesterday Kris committed PBI Manager to the FreeBSD ports collection (/ports-mgmt/pbi-manager). This means that you don’t have to wait for PC-BSD 9.0 to be released to try out the new command line suite of PBI tools. You can find some documentation on the various tools in this section of the PC-BSD 9.0 Handbook. Users are welcome to add to [...]
The following PBIs are now available in Software Manager: MuSE: MuSE is an application for the mixing, encoding, and network streaming of sound. MuSE can simultaneously mix up to 6 encoded audio bitstreams (from files or network) plus a sound card input signal. The resulting stream can be played locally on the sound card and/or encoded as an [...]
As some of you may know, fwbuilder is a cross-platform, graphical firewall management utility that supports iptables, ASA, PIX, FWSM, Cisco router access lists, pf, ipfw, ipfilter, and HP ProCurve ACL firewalls. Vadim Kurland and Mike Horn, the lead fwbuilder developers, have begun work on providing complete pf.conf import functionality, the [...]