Posts in category PC-BSD
A new PC-BSD forum has been created: pkgng Discussion. If you have problems installing software using pkgng or running an application installed using pkgng, post the details there so that the developers can fix the issue.
The PC-BSD team will be launching a new webstore designed to take the hassle out of knowing which hardware works well with PC-BSD. A wiki page has been created where users can add the models of the motherboards, video cards, network cards, wifi cards, and laptops they have found to work great with PC-BSD. When adding to the wiki, only (Read [...]
The PC-BSD 9.1 Users Handbook is now available in Simplified Chinese. Thanks to “efree” for providing the translation. This version of the Handbook is available in HTML and PDF formats.
A number of PC-BSD 32bit users have reported problems booting their systems after applying the latest FreeBSD update patches. We have found the problem and will have a bugfix issued shortly. Once this bugfix is issued, you may then continue re-applying FreeBSD updates. If this has affected your system, you can fix it manually following the di [...]
The PC-BSD Project is pleased to announce the details on how to access their new PKGNG repository, for PC-BSD and FreeBSD 9.1-Release systems. This package repository is frequently updated, usually bi-weekly, with the latest and greatest from the FreeBSD ports tree. We will be using this repository for the PC-BSD rolling release edition, but [...]
NorthEast LinuxFest will be held March 16-17 at the Science Center at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Registration is free for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the expo area that will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs as well as other cool swag. Donations will be accepted for the FreeBSD Foundation. The BSDA certification ex [...]
Kris has announced the availability of the first rolling release upgrade on the testing mailing list. Check that list’s archives before applying the upgrade to be aware of any found bugs. If you find a bug, post the details to the list. Anybody who want to help us out testing a system update from the original 9.1 -> 9.1-RollingReleas [...]
Kris has an article in the February issue of BSD Magazine entitled “What’s around the Corner: A Look at Upcoming PC-BSD Changes”. This article describes the reasons for and the design of the upcoming rolling release model. BSD Magazine is free to download as a PDF. The article starts on page 8.
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the exhibition area of SCALE, to be held at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition hours are Saturday, February 23 from 10:00–17:30 p.m and Sunday, February 24 from 10:00–16:00. Registration is required for this event, with a nominal fee for the expo area and a slightly higher fee for the (Read more... [...]
The RC2 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 are now available for i386 and amd64 architectures. NOTE: the USBfull image for RC2 is slightly larger than a 4GB stick. If you wish to try this image, use a USB stick/drive larger than 4GB. This release candidate provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the (Read more. [...]
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at EuroBSDCon to be held in Warsaw, Poland on October 20-21. There will be a booth in the expo area which will hand out PC-BSD 9.1-RC1 DVDs as well as cool swag. Kris Moore will present “The Warden – FreeBSD and Linux Jail Management” at 16:40 on Saturday the 20th. Registration is (Read [...]
There have been two reviews of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release in the past few days. The first is an interview with Allan Jude during the Linux Action Show. Allan provides an overview of PC-BSD 9.1, including highlights of the new capabilities of Warden. The video of the show is here and Allan’s segment starts around minute 38:50. Micha [...]
Kris has an article on pages 14-17 of the September issue of BSDMag on how to setup a private cloud using ownCloud and Warden. The magazine is available for free download. If you are already testing the upcoming 9.1, instructions for using ownCloud on Warden or TrueOS have been added to this section of the Handbook. This issue of (Read more. [...]
Kris has announced the availability of RC1: The RC1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 are now available for i386 and amd64 architectures. This release candidate provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to [...]
We will be giving out PC-BSD 9.1-Beta1 DVDs, FreeNAS 8.2-RELEASE CDs, and other cool swag at the BSD booth during Texas LinuxFest. The booth is #37 in the Red Oak Ballroom of the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio. The expo is open on Saturday, August 4 from 10-6. Registration is required and costs $20 or $50. Kris Moore (Read more...)
BETA1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 are now available for the i386 and amd64 architectures! This beta provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on non-critical systems. Changes since the [...]
Unixmen has posted their interview with Kris Moore. In it, Kris discusses why he started the PC-BSD project, why it is based on FreeBSD, and some of the advantages it provides over a user-friendly Linux distro.
While PC-BSD is pretty good at detecting the sound card and the default audio device, occasionally a user needs to use sysctl to change the default audio device. Beginning with 9.1, two GUIs have been added to Control Panel to assist in configuring sound from any logged in desktop. The first is a Hardware Compatibility GUI which provides a qu [...]
BSDTalk has an interview with Kris Moore that was recorded during BSDCan. Kris talks about the features going into PC-BSD 9.1. The interview is available in mp3 and ogg formats.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at SouthEast LinuxFest to be held in Charlotte, NC from June 8–10. Kris Moore will be presenting an “Introduction to PC-BSD 9″ on Friday. Ken Moore will be presenting “PBI Package Management and Creation” on Saturday. We’ll be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and cool swag at the BSD booth on Saturday and (Re [...]