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The Kindle version of the PC-BSD 8.2 Handbook (and the upcoming Kindle version of the 9.0 Handbook) are participating in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. This program allows Kindle owners to borrow the book for free.
Nine new PC-BSD wallpapers ranging in size from 1024x768 to 2560x1600 are now available for download.
The third (and hopefully last) release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. This is the first release available as both pre-built VirtualBox and VMware images. Each image includes the various guest tools pre-installed, rea [...]
Several new FreeBSD wallpapers have been created and are available in the following resolutions: 1024x768 1280x800 1280x1024 1440x900 1600x900 1680x1050 1920x1200 2560x1600 Since the FreeBSD logo and name are registered trademarks of the FreeBSD Foundation, each wallpaper includes a subtle trademark symbol and has been approved by the Found [...]
Several users have noted on the testing mailing list that KDE is inaccessible after upgrading from RC1 to RC2. It turns out that the KDE 4.6.x cache is incompatible with the newer 4.7.x cache. Fortunately, the fix is an easy one: Log in using another window manager (Fluxbox will be available in the login screen even if your only installed (R [...]
There will be a BSD booth during LISA in Boston, next Wednesday and Thursday (December 7–8). We’ll be giving out PC-BSD 9.0 DVDs, cool swag, and answering BSD related questions. Entrance to the exhibition area is free, but you do need to register first. If you’re in Boston, stop by booth #408 and say hi!
Kris has announced the availability of RC2. From the announcement: The second release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available for download. This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog: Notable changes in this release, in no particular order: Improve username [...]
There are a large number of new games available for PC-BSD 9.0, spanning game types such as action, arcade, card, educational, strategy, online RPG, puzzle, first person shooter, and party games. As mentioned with the desktop utilities, the PBI’s for these games should work in all the desktop environments available with PC-BSD, not just the o [...]
PC-BSD’s installer made the top 6 list of open source graphical installers. It is interesting to compare screenshots of the various installers. Here is what the article had to say about the PC-BSD installer: SysInstaller, or PC-SysInstaller, is the installation program of PC-BSD, a FreeBSD distribution with KDE as the main desktop environmen [...]
With PCBSD 9.0 rapidly approaching completion, I wanted to take some time over the next week or so to inform the community about many of the new 9.x PBI’s that will be available through the AppCafe. Today I am going to list the new PBI’s within the “Desktop Utilities” category (ports/deskutils in FreeBSD language). One of the main aspects tha [...]
The Malaysia Government Open Source Conference 2011 (MyGOSCON2011) will be held at PICC, Putrajaya from November 29–30. The Malaysian Open Source Developer’s Club has organized a BSD booth and BOF during the conference. Stop by the booth to pick up a DVD of the latest version of PC-BSD and to talk with other PC-BSD users.
Yesterday the PC-BSD project announced its partnership with the Blekko search engine. From the press release: PC-BSD, a free open-source operating system that focuses on desktops and laptops, announced today that blekko, the popular human-curated search engine, has been chosen as the default search engine in the latest release of the operatin [...]
Two PC-BSD articles appear in the November issue of BSD Magazine, which is now available for free download. On pages 6–8, Mark VonFange discusses some of the new features in the upcoming release of PC-BSD 9.0. On pages 12–13, Kris Moore demonstrates how to create your own PBI repository on a FreeBSD system.
The first release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC1 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog Notable changes in this release: (In no particular order) Added support for installing to BootCamp partitions on Apple OSX systems Added checks for invalid [...]
One of the most requested features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9 series, is the ability to easily install to BootCamp partition, allowing dual-booting with OSX. We are pleased to announce that the initial support for this will be available soon in the 9.0-RC1 release.We are looking forward to feedback from Mac users to ensure this works smoothly f [...]
The following PBI is now available in Software Manager: Midori: Midori is a lightweight web browser. Thanks to Ken Moore for creating this PBI module and to Linuxis for requesting it.
The third BETA release of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-BETA3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog Notable changes in this release: Fix issue enabling flash plugin after installation Fix bug with handbook not launching in LXDE Fix issue performing updates on [...]
Episode 182 of FLOSS Weekly is now online. In this episode, Aaron Newcomb and Randi Harper interview Kris Moore and discuss everything PC-BSD.
Kris has just announced that BETA2 is now ready for testing: The next BETA release of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-BETA2 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Notable changes in this release, in no particular order: * Fixed an issue fetching large sets of packages durin [...]
This Saturday, September 17, is Software Freedom Day (SFD). SFD is an annual global event that encourages open source software users to reach out to their local community to educate others about the benefits of using open source. Frederic Muller, President of SFI, the non-profit organization behind Software Freedom Day, has been very helpful [...]